In pressure cooker, Americans have grown less popular than Trump

As the U.S. and world watched as President Donald Trump nears the end of the first four years of his term, he saw a marked drop in popularity among his constituents. The President’s disapproval…

In pressure cooker, Americans have grown less popular than Trump

As the U.S. and world watched as President Donald Trump nears the end of the first four years of his term, he saw a marked drop in popularity among his constituents. The President’s disapproval ratings among his supporters rose to 69 percent in a Morning Consult/Politico poll released on Monday.

Trump’s approval rating among U.S. adults has dropped to 46 percent from 56 percent in April.

The poll, which comes on the heels of Trump’s July 13 travel ban ruling by the Supreme Court, shows that there has been a 20 percent drop in his favorability among voters since the end of his first year in office.

Trump’s latest ratings are in line with John F. Kennedy, Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan, all who held approval ratings below 50 percent in early 2017, per the Gallup Organization.

The poll also shows Trump to be in tight competition with Rep. Ron DeSantis, a Florida Republican, in the 2020 race for president. Trump ties DeSantis at 15 percent of the Republican-leaning vote in a two-man race, while he trails Democrat Andrew Gillum by one percentage point in a four-person race.

Nevertheless, the president still garners more support from men than women — 40 percent of men and 30 percent of women back Trump, compared to a 42-percent majority of women and 36 percent of men who back the Democratic nominee, according to the poll.

And 49 percent of men and 49 percent of women overall support Trump, compared to 47 percent of men and 46 percent of women who support the Democrat, per Morning Consult/Politico.

Trump’s approval ratings have long been of considerable concern to the White House, which has been bracing itself for them to worsen as the Republican-controlled Congress deals with the situation of families separated at the border.

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