Poll: Republican approval sinks 'because of' President Trump

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The Republican Party appears to be feeling the side effects of President Trump's growing unpopularity among Americans, and some inside the party are claiming the GOP could be in trouble ahead of 2018's midterm elections.

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Trump's approval rating now sits at 35 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released on Tuesday. The latest Quinnipiac poll mirrors other major surveys that also show the president's support dwindling among Americans.

Gallup also shows historically low numbers for Trump, with a 39 percent approval rating. The latest IBD/TIPP poll has the president at a 34 percent approval, and the Rasmussen daily tracking poll -- which traditionally is more positive for Republicans -- also found Trump's support at sub-50 percent with a 46 percent approval rating.

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Donald Trump is sworn in as president of the United States on January 20, 2017, outlining his "America first" vision in his inaugural address.

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Four million people around the world, including 500,000 in Washington, DC, attend the Women's March on January 21, 2017.

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Kellyanne Conway coins the term "alternative facts" after the administration made false claims about the number of people who attended Trump's inauguration.

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Trump signs an executive order withdrawing the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a multilateral trade agreement.

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Trump orders the government to begin construction of the US-Mexico border wall and pulls federal funds from sanctuary cities.

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Trump signs his first immigration executive order, sparking nationwide protests.

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Trump nominates 10th Circuit Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.

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Republican donor Betsy DeVos is confirmed as education secretary with a historic tie-breaking vote cast by Mike Pence — one of the most contentious confirmations ever.

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Michael Flynn resigns as National Security Adviser amid uproar over his communications with Russian officials.

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Trump announces that "the time for trivial fights is behind us" in a his first address to Congress.

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During his address to Congress, Trump honors Carryn Owens, whose husband, US Navy SEAL Ryan Owens, was killed during a raid in Yemen in January. The US-led attack is estimated to have killed 30 civilians, including 17 women and children, and 14 Al-Qaeda fighters.

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Canadian PM Justin Trudeau comes to Washington to announce the Canada-US Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders.

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Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu visits White House and Trump says he "can live with either" a one-state or a two-state solution, backing away from historic US support for Palestinian state.

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Trump tweets that the media is "the enemy of the American people," a day after a wide-ranging press briefing during which he lambasted the press for reporting "fake news" about his administration.

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After weeks of mounting pressure, Trump publicly condemns anti-Semitism in response to attacks on Jewish people and institutions across the country.

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The Trump administration cracks down on undocumented immigrants, speeding up deportations.

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Trump announces $54 billion increase in defense spending.

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Kellyanne Conway provokes outrage after being photographed sitting casually with her feet on an Oval Office couch.

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions recuses himself from investigations into the Trump campaign's ties to Russia after reports emerge that Sessions did not inform Congress of his meetings with the Russian ambassador during the campaign.

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Trump accuses Obama of secretly wiretapping his phones leading up to the 2016 election.

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Trump signs a revised travel ban, scaling back a few of the restrictions, in what Trump calls a "watered down version" of the original executive order. Two federal judges rule against the ban on March 15.

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Trump surprises a White House tour and poses with a young visitor in front of a portrait of Hillary Clinton

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US Attorney Preet Bharara says he was fired by the Trump administration after he refused to resign. Trump, as president-elect, had asked Bharara to stay on.

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Trump unveils his federal budget blueprint, proposing cuts to virtually every federal agency besides Defense, Homeland Security, and Veterans Affairs, which would all receive boosts.

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visits the border of North and South Korea, announcing that the US may take pre-emptive action if the country continues expanding its nuclear weapons capability. In this photo, a North Korean soldier covertly photographs Tillerson from behind.

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Trump meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss NATO. Trump references reports that Merkel was spied on by Obama in 2013, joking he and Merkel "have something in common, perhaps."

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FBI Director James Comey confirms an investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and the Trump's campaign's ties to Russian officials. Comey also tells Congress that he has no evidence to support Trump's claims that Obama wiretapped Trump Tower.

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Trump meets with truckers and CEOs at the White House and sits in the front seat of a Mack Truck.

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In a major setback for Trump, House Republicans pull legislation that would have repealed and replaced Obamacare before it can go to a vote.

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Trump signs an executive order rolling back key Obama-era climate policies, including the Clean Power Plan.

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Ivanka Trump announces that she will be an official White House employee, taking on an unpaid position as an adviser to her father, after facing criticism from ethics experts for her previously unofficial role.

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Rep. Devin Nunes announces that he has information that Trump and his associates may have been "incidentally" surveilled by American intelligence agencies, information The New York Times reported was given to him by two White House officials. Nunes says he will continue to chair the committee investigating the Trump campaign's ties to Russia, amid Democrats' protests.

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For as unpopular as the president has become, Trump's own party has been hit even harder when it comes to poll results. Republican support has dropped significantly over the past few weeks, with Americans now disapproving of Republicans 70 percent to 21 percent — a 14 point negative swing from two weeks ago.

"The Republican Party is in trouble, and if Donald Trump thinks he can somehow blame this on Paul Ryan or the House he's completely wrong," said former Republican representative and MSNBC host Joe Scarborough.

Scarborough argued on Wednesday's edition of "Morning Joe" that the party's current slip in support could spell trouble for the GOP heading into midterm elections next year — and the president may be the one to blame.

"Their numbers are collapsing because of him," said Scarborough.

According to Quinnipiac, Americans largely disapprove of the president's handling of major issues during his first few months in office.

The majority of those polled (58-33 percent) disapprove of Trump's handling of foreign policy; 57-39 percent disapprove of the way he is handling immigration issues; 61-29 percent disapprove of his handling of the environment, and Americans disapprove 48-41 percent of how Trump has dealt with the economy.

Top Republican leaders are also feeling it at the polls. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan has a negative favorability rating of 28 - 52 percent, making him less popular than House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi who sits at 30-47 percent favorability, according to Tuesday's Quinnipiac poll.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell also has a negative favorability rating of 14-47 percent, compared to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer's negative 25-36 percent.

Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,171 voters nationwide from March 30 - April 3.

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