Poll Shows Trump Loses Support over Shutdown

A recent CNN poll shows that white non-college Americans, President Donald Trump’s greatest backers, have seen their support of the President wane.

About 45 percent of this group approve of the job President Trump is doing, the lowest among his supporters in this group. A separate poll conducted last month showed that 54 percent of white Americans who don’t have college degrees approved of his job as president, while 39 percent disapproved.

Trump’s ratings among whites with college degrees remain almost unchanged since December, with 64 percent disapproving of his job as president and 32 percent approving.

A Quinnipiac poll released Tuesday showed similar results. President Trump’s approval did not change much in the past month among whites without college degrees – it fell from 56 percent to 53 percent. However, his disapproval ratings increased more notably, from 37 to 43 percent. That is going from a net 19% positive approval to a net 10% for Trump, a 9-point loss, CNN writes.

The CNN poll conducted this month also showed that most Americans (55%) blamed Trump for the shutdown, while 32 percent put the blame on Democrats in Congress. The President himself has tried to walk back from his December comments that he would be “proud” to close the government and blame Democratic leaders for the current situation.

“So, I will take the mantle,” Trump said in December during a meeting with Democrats. “I will be the one to shut it down. I’m not going to blame you for it.”

Yet, as the shutdown has become the longest one in U.S. history, Trump has tried to shift the blame away from himself.

Still, 45 percent of white Americans without college degrees attributed the government shutdown to him, while among white college graduates, 63 percent said Trump was responsible for it.

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