Trump has been in office more than 800 days, and only a single Fox News poll from 2017 shows more Americans approving of his performance than disapproving.
More than halfway through Trump's tenure in office, Americans have said time and time again that they disapprove of his job performance — 318 times, to be precise.
According to an analysis of 319 national polls released Friday by Charles Cook of the Cook Political Report, only one single national poll — conducted by Fox News in February 2017 — has showed Trump's approval numbers to be higher than his disapproval numbers during his entire time in office.
Cook looked at national polls from ABC News/Washington Post, CBS News, CNN, Fox News, Gallup, NBC News/Wall Street Journal, Pew Research Center, Kaiser Family Foundation, Marist, Monmouth, and Quinnipiac taken during Trump's first 818 days in office.
In 99.7% of the polls, more Americans said they disapprove of Trump than said they approve of him.
In the one lone poll where Trump's approval was higher, Trump still couldn't crack 50% approval. That poll showed 48% approval and 47% disapproval.
In early April, Trump was fooled into believing a poll finally showed a majority of Americans approved of him. But alas, it was an error by Fox News, which mistakenly displayed a graphic showing Trump with 55% approval. In reality, the poll had Trump's unfavorable rating at 55%, while his approval rating was a dismal 42%.
Trump's troubles are not only on the national level. Recent polls in five key states — Florida, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania — show Trump doing significantly worse than he performed in 2016, when he won those states.
And Americans also reject Trump's positions on some of the most important issues facing the country. A recent poll shows almost 3 in 5 Americans don't trust Trump when it comes to health care. That poll was taken after Trump promised to rip away health care protections for people with pre-existing conditions, which is one of the most popular provisions of the Obama-era Affordable Care Act.
And the release of the redacted Mueller report has done little to help Trump. In fact, even before the report was released, most Americans thought Trump was likely a criminal and were largely supportive of congressional hearings to look into his shady activities.
It turns out that coddling neo-Nazis, nominating alleged sexual predators to the Supreme Court, building baby jails for immigrant children, trying to tear health care away from millions, and passing a tax scam to help Wall Street banks is not a recipe for high approval ratings.
Published with permission of The American Independent Foundation.