President Donald Trump took his oath of office as the only President to enter office with a negative favorability rating. Since then, his job approval rating has steadily declined.
The latest Quinnipiac University survey released on Wednesday shows that his job approval slide is continuing. The poll says that only 38 percent of Americans approve of Trump’s job performance, while some 55 percent disapprove of how the new President is doing his job.
The new figures are the worst that Trump has had since he took office on January 20. The last survey, earlier this month, by Quinnipiac showed Trump’s approval at 42 percent and his disapproval at 51.
“President Trump’s popularity is sinking like a rock,” said Tim Malloy, the assistant director of the poll, in a statement on the findings.
“He gets slammed on honesty, empathy, level headedness and the ability to unite. And two of his strong points, leadership and intelligence, are sinking to new lows. This is a terrible survey one month in.”
The Quinnipiac poll found a very strong partisan divide in the way citizens see Trump’s job performance. An 83 percent majority of Republicans approve of Trump, while a whopping 91 percent of Democrats disapprove.
There is also a gender divide when it comes to Trump’s performance, though the difference is not as staggering as the partisan one. While 41 percent of men approve of the President, only 36 percent of women approve. Additionally, 59 percent of women disapprove of Trump.
Vice President Mike Pence seemed to garner more undecided responses. While only 41 percent of those surveyed approved on his performance, only 40 percent disapproved.
The Quinnipiac University poll surveyed a pool of 1,323 voters between February 16 and February 21, and had a margin of error of 2.7 percentage points.