A poll published Monday by Quinnipiac shows President Donald Trump’s approval numbers currently tied at their lowest point since he took office in 2017.
Quinnipiac’s data, pulled from 1,239 respondents Jan. 7-10, shows just 33% approval for the president and 60% disapproval. Trump’s marks fell 11 points from the previous poll in December, and his disapproval matches the same percentage of respondents who view him as currently undermining democracy. (RELATED: Here Are All The Trump Administration Officials Who Resigned In The Wake Of The Capitol Riot)
Additionally, 56% of respondents held Trump responsible for the riot Jan. 6 riot on Capitol Hill, 52% said he should be removed from office prior to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20 and 48% viewed him as “mentally unstable.”
“A majority of Americans hold President Trump responsible for the chaos at the Capitol, and a slight majority believe that he should be removed from office,” Quinnipiac University’s polling analyst Tim Malloy said in a statement accompanying the release. “When it comes to whether American democracy is under threat, both Republicans and Democrats see a raging five-alarm fire, but clearly disagree on who started it.”
Despite Trump’s abysmal ratings, respondents didn’t seem pessimistic that Biden will reverse the partisan divide in the country. Just 31% said they believed him capable of uniting the country, while 56% expect the partisan divide to remain constant.
Other polling conducted by YouGov Direct found that 45% of Republican voters approved of the riots, however. Another 43% were opposed.