As readers know, Red has tried to guess the bottom for Trump on a national scale. Red has figured that 29% approval is about as low as Trump can hit because there are at least that many dead-enders who will convince themselves they are satisfied with this Reality TV Show Joke of a Presidency no matter what happens. What Red never figured on happening was attempting to guess how low Trump would go in Dark Red Texas. But even DRT is souring on the bombastic and ill-prepared Trump as leader of the land. Turns out that Texans may not be quite as willing to follow Trump to the bottom as previously suspected. Red doubts this will have any impact on state-wide elections in 2018 with the possible exception of Sen. Ted Cruz (TP-Texas) whose presidential campaign and subsequent toadying towards Trump (who directly defamed his wife and father) and current refusal to meet with constituents have revealed Ted as a craven coward interested in nothing but the greater glorification of all things Ted Cruz. The remainder of Texas Repubs are waiting around for a Democrat to show up and get pummeled.
Texas Monthly reports that Trump is now under water in the last bastion.
According to a new Gallup poll measuring the average job approval rating over his first six months in office, only 42 percent of Texans approve of his performance. Texas is among 31 states across the country where the majority of poll respondents disapprove of the job Trump has done since the election, according to CNN. And the Lone Star State is one of ten other states where Trump’s approval rating has flipped after voting for him in November, joined by Indiana, Ohio, Iowa, Georgia, Florida, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, and North Carolina. The only states with a larger net loss than Texas are Michigan and North Carolina, and Texas is tied with Indiana for the biggest gap between Trump’s margin of victory in November and his net job approval—a difference of eighteen points.
According to the latest Fox News poll, Donald Trump is still sinking. Yes, even Fox Freaking News has Trump seriously underwater for a president this early in a first term.
Do you approve or disapprove of the job Donald Trump is doing as president? [IF APPROVE / DISAPPROVE: Is that strongly (approve/disapprove), or only somewhat?]
Approve Disapprove (Don’t know)
May 17 40% 53 7
Apr 17 45% 48 7
Mar 17 43% 51 6
Feb 17 48% 47 6
These numbers are bad enough, but the news gets worse for the golden-haired would-be strongman. The Fox News Poll has only 28% strongly approving of Trump with 46% strongly disapproving of the Donald’s performance as America’s first reality TV show president. Which means that those who disapprove of Trump – continue to really disapprove, while at the same time his die-hard sycophants are steadily dwindling in number.
Even notoriously right-wing biased pollster Rasmussen now has Trump under water by double digits.
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows that 44% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-five percent (55%) disapprove.
The latest figures include 27% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 47% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -20.
Red is standing by his prediction that Trump will not drop below about 35% approval. It appears now, however, that there may not be a strong floor for his “strongly approve” number. That could easily dip into the teens at which point almost no one in Washington will be paying attention to him – except to tune in for regular updates in the “high comedy” act which this administration has become.
President Trump (words that Red still chokes on) has a stagnant overall approval rating at around 40% even after attempting to bomb his way to better numbers.
More troublesome for the golden-haired dear leader are some other numbers about how the public feels about his specific attributes. A Gallup Poll released this week found that a pitiful 45% of Americans say Trump “keeps his promises” despite clear evidence to the contrary. This is down from 62% who believed that nonsense in early February. Gallup also found that only 46% of Americans now believe that Trump “can bring about changes this country needs.” 53% thought that in February. These numbers indicate that a good number of his supporters are starting to realize they have been sold a bill of goods by the greatest con man of our times – perhaps of all time. As it becomes more and more clear that Trump has no core beliefs and is swayed by the idea of the moment, Americans may be beginning to catch on to Trump charade.