There are Signs That Trump's Support is Beginning to Crater With Independents
President Trump won't lose the support of white evangelical men without a college education, no matter what happens in the White House. However, if Trump and Republicans in Congress hope to keep the House and Senate this November, their base needs to be a bit broader than that. They need to retain Republican leaning Independents. There are signs now that Independents are starting to desert the President. And if they abandon the leader of the party, there is a good chance that they won't show up for Republicans at the polls this Fall.
CNN: "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."
And among all voters, only 36% said Trump "cares about people like you," which is also a new low for the President. This particular survey question is often a better indicator than "approval" in determining a politician's true support.
CNN's poll comes on the heels of a Quinnipiac University National Poll which found Trump's support with Independents at just 37%, with 63% disapproving of the job he is doing. His overall approval in that poll had also fallen to 37%.
It's still two months before the mid-term elections, but these results have to be encouraging to Democrats seeking to recapture the House on November 6th.
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