Why Trump will have a hard time persuading a skeptical GOP base to back him
The president’s approval rating is sinking, a new poll shows, with the number of Americans who view him unfavorably now hovering at 41%.
In a new CNN/ORC International survey released Friday, 51% of Americans view the president unfavorately, a decrease from 56% who had seen this view in July.
Forty-two percent say they are not sure how they feel about him, the poll found.
A total of 54% said they view him positively.
While he has enjoyed a relatively strong approval rating, that’s the lowest of his tenure as president.
A CNN/oracle poll released last month found that only 37% of Republicans view him favorably, while 70% of Democrats view him negatively.
This survey also found that Americans are more likely to disapprove of Trump’s handling of the economy and other issues.
Forty percent say the president is doing a poor job handling the economy, while 54% disapprove.
Thirty-six percent say he is doing well handling the economic situation, while 50% say he’s doing a bad job handling it.
And a CNN/Oracle poll taken this week found that the president’s handling “of terrorism and other national security matters” is among his most important issues.
Trump has been dogged by accusations of sexual misconduct from several women.
On Friday, he released a lengthy statement apologizing for the behavior he said he was caught up in and for his “inappropriate” actions.
CNN’s Brian Stelter contributed to this report.