Trump Disapproval Rises, Fox News Poll Shows

A new poll conducted by Fox News has shown that following the two deadly shootings that killed over 30 individuals, more people disapprove of the job President Donald Trump is doing in office, with his disapproval rating reaching 56 percentage points.

The survey shows a 5-percentage point jump compared to last month, falling short of Trump’s record 57 percent disapproval rating from October 2017. His approval rating has likewise fallen from 46 percent in July to 43 percent this month.

His approval rating was likewise lowest in October 2017, when only 38 percent approved of his job performance, The Hill reports.

Right now, the President’s disapproval among men is quite high, with 53 percent of them dissatisfied with the job he is doing.

The poll, carried out between August 11-13, a week after the two mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas, surveyed 1,013 registered voters nationwide, with a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.

With most people supporting gun control measures, Trump’s response to the incidents was not highly approved of by the majority of voters. Only 37 percent agree with it, while another 46 percent believe the Trump administration has made the country less safe from mass shootings. 

About a third point to sentiments expressed by President Trump (34%) and anti-immigrant sentiment (33%) as responsible for the two shootings.

More than half of voters (59%) say they are unhappy with the way things are going in the country. About the same percentage of people believe Trump is “tearing the country apart,” compared to only 31 percent who say he is “drawing the country together.” Two years ago 56 percent and 33 percent said so, respectively.  

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