An ABC/Washington Post poll conducted 10th – 13th July gave Donald Trump a disproval rating of -58% and an approval rating of 36%, giving the president a net approval rating of -22%. Shortly after the poll’s release, statistics website FiveThirtyEight declared Donald Trump “historically unpopular” for a president at this stage in their presidency in a massive blow to the president.
FiveThirtyEight grades different polls based on their historical successes, as well as their methodologies. The ABC/Washington Post poll was particularly significant due to its A+ rating.
Since then (10th – 13th July), there has been one poll with an A+ rating. The Monmouth University poll (13th – 16th July) provided slightly better news for Donald Trump. A total of 52% of respondents said they disapproved of Trump compared to 39% who said they approved, according to FiveThirtyEight.
Real estate developer Donald Trump, gestures during a news conference with the PGA
All reported polls since the ABC/Washington Post poll have given Donald Trump significantly high disapproval ratings above 50%.
The three most recent polls gave the following results:
- Gallup (18th – 20th July) Approve: 37%, Disapprove: 58% (B- )
- Gallup (21st – 23rd July) Approve: 37%, Disapprove 58% (B- )
- Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opiinion Research (20th – 24th July) Approve 42%, Disapprove 58% (C+)
The story of Donald Trump’s already battered presidency continues.