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Quinnipiac Poll Shows Trump Is Losing Support In Demographics That Won Him the Election

Kaitlan Collins White House Correspondent
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Donald Trump’s job approval rating is slipping.

According to the results of the latest Quinnipiac poll, only 36 percent of people approve of the president’s performance now that he has been in office for nearly four months, while 58 percent of people disapprove of the job Trump has done. That is four percent lower than the last time Quinnipiac conducted a survey.

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However, this is not the lowest Trump has been in this poll — that was in April, when Trump had a 35 percent job approval rating.

The most notable aspect of the poll released Thursday is this: fewer independent voters, white voters with no college degree and white men approve of the job Trump is doing. He has slipped significantly in these three demographics — going from 38 percent approval from independent voters to 29 percent; from 57 percent approval from white voters with no college degree to 47 percent; and from 53 percent approval from white men to 48 percent.

This poll — which surveyed 1,078 nationwide — was conducted before Trump abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey this week.

“He wasn’t doing a good job,” Trump said of the reason why he fired him. “Very simply. He was not doing a good job.”