Another “A” poll shows Trump slippage

Another "A" poll shows Trump slippage

by digby

.. and his rating wasn't that high to begin with. Also, a majority believe he's a lying idiot:

American voters believe 55 - 28 percent anonymous allegations that senior aides to President Donald Trump work behind his back to keep him from making what the aides believe are bad decisions, according to a Quinnipiac University National Poll released today.

Republicans don't believe these accounts 52 - 27 percent, the only listed party, gender, education, age or racial group which does not believe that aides are working behind the president's back, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University National Poll finds.

But American voters say 51 - 39 percent that the person who wrote the allegations did the wrong thing by submitting them to the media to be published anonymously.

American voters disapprove 54 - 38 percent of the job President Trump is doing, compared to a 54 - 41 percent disapproval August 14.

The only listed groups approving of the president are Republicans, 84 - 7 percent and white voters with no college degree, 51 - 40 percent.

A total of 70 percent of American voters say the nation's economy is "excellent" or "good," matching the all-time high rating for the economy. Another 28 percent say the economy is "not so good" or "poor."

"American voters believe those tales of intrigue coming from the Trump White House, but they think it's wrong to tell those tales anonymously," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

"The economy booms, but President Donald Trump's numbers are a bust. An anemic 38 percent approval rating is compounded by lows on honesty, strength and intelligence.

"But Trump's base remains loyal."

American voters give President Trump his lowest grade for honesty since he was elected, saying

60 - 32 percent that he is not honest. Trump gets low grades on most character traits:
57 - 38 percent that he does not have good leadership skills;
55 - 41 percent that he does not care about average Americans;
65 - 30 percent that he is not level-headed;
57 - 39 percent that he is a strong person;
51 - 42 percent that he is intelligent;
60 - 33 percent that he does not share voters' values;
55 - 41 percent that he is not fit to serve as president;
48 - 42 percent that he is mentally stable.

Kavanaugh for Supreme Court

Wide gender, racial and partisan gaps leave American voters divided on whether the U.S. Senate should confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court as 41 percent say yes and 42 percent say no.

Support for confirmation is 81 - 3 percent among Republicans and 45 - 39 percent among independent voters, with Democrats opposed 76 - 9 percent;

Men support confirmation 46 - 37 percent, with women opposed 47 - 36 percent;

White voters support confirmation 49 - 37 percent, with opposition at 66 - 13 percent among black voters and 53 - 33 percent among Hispanic voters.

Jeff Sessions, Robert Mueller

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions gets a negative 17 - 43 percent favorability rating, with no listed group giving him a positive rating.

But American voters would disapprove 50 - 29 percent if Trump fired Sessions. Republicans are the only listed group who would approve, 49 - 23 percent.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is conducting a fair investigation into possible coordination between the Trump presidential campaign and the Russian government, voters say 55 - 32 percent, compared to 51 - 33 percent August 14.

Historian Jon Meachum noted on MSNBC today that Nixon held 50% of voters all the way until the very end.  34% of the public stuck with Joseph McCarthy even after the "at long last sir have you no decency" moment.

This racist, conspiratorial, authoritarian wingnut faction is always with us. But it appears to be reducing down to its bare essence which is about a third of the country.

That would be many tens of millions of people, by the way.

Update: Uh oh, here's another one.

President Donald Trump's approval rating has fallen 6 points in the last month and stands at a new low among political independents, according to a new CNN Poll conducted by SSRS.

Overall, just 36% approve of the way the President is handling his job, down from 42% in August. Among independents, the drop has been sharper, from 47% approval last month to 31% now. That's 4 points below his previous 2018 low of 35% approval among political independents in CNN polling, and 1 point below his previous all-time low among independents in CNN polling, reached in November 2017.
The President's favorability rating -- a measure of whether people like him, rather than approve of his job performance -- has also taken a hit in this poll, with 61% saying they have unfavorable views of Trump, up from 55% in June. That unfavorable number is the worst since he won the presidency, and it matches the worst level seen during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Trump has also lost ground on several personal attributes, most notably perceptions of his honesty:

Just 32% say they see the President as honest and trustworthy, the worst read in CNN polling. About a third, 32%, say he's someone they are proud to have as President, down 6 points since March and the lowest since Trump took office. Only 36% say he "cares about people like you," another new low. Just 30% say he'll unite the country and not divide it, matching his previous low on that measure from November 2017. Four in 10 say the President can bring the kind of change the country needs, down 5 points from March and matching a November 2017 low. And 60% say the President does not respect the rule of law, not significantly changed since March.

As on the President's approval rating, the shifts in Trump's favorability rating and attributes are driven largely by movement among independents. The share saying they have an unfavorable view of the President is up 10 points since June (from 55% to 65%), and there have been 10-point declines since March among independents in the share who say Trump is someone they are proud to have as President (from 36% to 26%), who cares about people like them (from 42% to 32%) and who can bring needed change (from 46% to 36%).