Trump’s approval among Republicans dives by 11 points amid Russia probe bungling
A new CBS News poll released on Tuesday showed that President Donald Trump’s approval rating had crashed to yet another all-time low — and it seems that even Republicans are jumping ship over his bungling of the Russia probe.
According to CBS, Trump’s current approval rating stands at just 36 percent, the lowest rating in the CBS poll that he has registered so far. Previously, Trump’s lowest rating in the poll was 39 percent, which he hit all the way back in February.
“The drop in the President’s approval rating is partially due to ebbing support among Republicans,” CBS notes. “Seventy-two percent approve of the job Mr. Trump is doing, a decline of eleven points since April.”
Trump’s handling of the investigation into Russian interference into the 2016 presidential election drew even harsher reviews, as just 28 percent approve of how he’s handling it, whereas 63 percent disapprove.
The Washington Post’s Philip Bump notes that Trump’s approval rating drop among Republicans has now been shown across multiple polls, although the CBS poll shows by far the steepest drop. Additionally, he notes that Trump’s approval among independent voters is far lower than former President Barack Obama’s was at this point in his presidency.
“Trump should still be in his honeymoon period among Republicans,” Bump observes. “The CBS poll suggests that may be coming to a quick end.”