WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s approval numbers have dropped to 36 percent and his disapproval has climbed to 58 percent among voters, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday evening.
In contrast, Trump’s approval was at 40 percent and his disapproval was at 56 percent in a similar Quinnipaic poll released April 19.
Trump has seen significant erosion among white voters without college degrees, white men and independent voters.
Approval among white voters without college degrees is at 47-46 percent, down sharply from 57-38 in April.
Support among white men fell to 48-46 percent, down from 53-41 percent last month.
Trump’s approval among those who identified as independents was at a negative 38-56 in April and is now at 29-63 percent.
The poll is Quinnipiac’s first since Trump exceeded his first 100 days in office, a landmark that 58 percent of respondents said was “mainly a failure” and 38 percent said was “mainly a success.”
The survey was conducted among 1,078 voters nationwide from May 4-9. There is a margin of error of +/- 3 percentage points.
It’s worth noting the poll took place largely before Tuesday, when Trump terminated James Comey as FBI director, a move that has stoked controversy.
The respondents also were asked to list the first word that they would use to describe Trump. Descriptions that came up more than five times are included below.