Polling suggests people are losing trust in Trump as his approval ratings decline

A new poll suggests people hold an increasingly negative view of Donald Trump's presidency.

According to SSRS, an independent research company that conducted a poll on behalf of CNN, 38 percent of respondents said they approved of Trump's handling of the presidency, while 56 percent disapproved — a modest drop from April's survey where 44 percent approved and 54 percent disapproved.

Other figures in the study's questionnaire painted a bleak picture of Trump's tenure as president so far (emphasis ours):

  • 45% of respondents approved of Trump's handling of the economy, while 47% disapproved.
  • 48% of respondents approved of the way Trump addresses national security, while 47 disapproved.
  • 31% of respondents approved of Trump's grasp on health care policy, while 62% disapproved
  • 40% of respondents approved of Trump's handling of immigration, while 55% disapproved.
  • 36% of respondents said that Trump is honest and trustworthy, while 60% answered that the description "does not apply."
  • 39% of respondents said that Trump could manage the governmenteffectively, while 59% said that he couldn't.

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Top 25 words that come to mind for Trump: Quinnipiac poll

"Bigot" -- 8

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"American" -- 8

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"Racist" -- 9

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"Dishonest" -- 9

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"Clown" -- 9

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"Great" -- 10

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"Disgusting" -- 10

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"Successful" -- 11

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"Narcissist" -- 11

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"Business" -- 11

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"Bully" -- 11

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"Trying" -- 12

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"Arrogant" -- 12

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"Stupid" -- 13

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"A--hole" -- 13

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"Egotistical" -- 15

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"Ignorant" -- 16

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"Businessman" -- 18

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"Strong" -- 21

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"President" -- 22

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"Unqualified" -- 25

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"Leader" -- 25

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"Liar" -- 30

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"Incompetent" -- 31

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"Idiot" -- 39

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According to CNN, only one other first-term president received approval numbers below 50 percent during this stage of his presidency: President Bill Clinton with a 44 percent approval rating in 1993.

CNN's data is nearly identical to other polls conducted around the same period of time. In a recent Rasmussen Reports poll — a poll often found to be the most favorable to Trump — 41 percent of respondents said they approved of Trump's performance, while 57 percent disapproved.

The SSRS study pooled 1,018 people who were surveyed between August 3 and August 6, during a time when Trump embarked on his 17-day vacation away from an embattled White House. The margin of error of the results was 3.6 percentage points.

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