United States President Donald Trump’s approval rating has declined four points since last month and sits at 39 per cent approval and 57 per cent disapproval, according to an NBC/Wall Street Journal poll published Sunday. 

Trump’s approval rating is 79 per cent among Republicans, but that represents a five-point decline from the previous month of the poll, and 46 per cent view Trump’s job favourably.

Democrats have a seven-point lead over Republicans on the generic congressional ballot for the upcoming 2018 midterm elections with the poll showing voters favoring Democrats by 47 to 40 on the generic ballot, down from 50-40 in March.

 

Some 66 per cent of those that align with the Democratic Party have a high interest in voting this fall in comparison to 49 per cent of Republicans, determined by a scare of nine or 10 on a scale.

The numbers are similar to former President Barack Obama’s numbers in 2010, halfway through the president’s first term, where 66 percent of Republicans had a high interest and 49 per cent Democrats.

The poll was conducted April 8-11 of 900 adults, including nearly half by cell phone.

It has an overall margin of error of plus-minus 3.3 percentage points. The margin of error for the 720 registered voters in the poll is plus-minus 3.7 percentage points, reported CNBC.

It comes as Mr. Trump tweets about Friday’s daily Ramussen poll that places the current U.S. president at 50 per cent approval rating on job performance, but also gives him a 49 disapproval rating.

Ramussen Reports has been criticized for a large margin of error and a right-wing bias in the past.

The most recent Reuters/IPSOS poll, on April 12, reports that 55.8 per cent of U.S. voters disapprove of Trump’s performance, 39.9 per cent are in favour and 4.3 per cent have mixed feelings.


More details to follow. Image of Donald Trump from previous files. 

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Written by Eli Ridder

Eli Ridder is a journalism student at the University of Guelph-Humber and a senior correspondent for multiple independent publications including, but not limited to, The Anon Journal, Berning Media Network and the Ribbon. Find out more at eliridder.ca

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