Trump’s Approval Rating Falls After Health Care Debacle

GOLDEN, CO – OCTOBER 29: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump addresses a campaign rally in the Rodeo Arena at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds October 29, 2016 in Golden, Colorado. The Federal Bureau of Investigation announced Friday it discovered emails pertinent to the closed investigation of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s private email server and are looking to see if they improperly contained classified information. Trump said “I think it’s the biggest story since Watergate.” (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)   

President Donald Trump’s approval rating fell by 10 percentage points, according to a Wednesday poll published by Morning Consult.

Trump’s approval rating fell to 46 percent, with 50 percent of respondents disapproving of the president, a 10-point swing from last week’s Morning Consult results.

Part of that loss came from Trump’s base. Voters who reported they supported Trump in 2016 were somewhat less likely to approve of the job he’s done so far. Eighty-four percent of Trump voters approve of the job he’s done so far, down from 90 percent in last week’s poll.

Although the consensus has been Speaker of the House Paul Ryan would shoulder much of the blame, only 10 percent of surveyed voters reported they felt the Republican health care bill’s failure was because of Ryan.

Twenty-four percent felt House Republicans were to blame, 22 percent said the failure was Trump’s fault, and 22 percent said that House Democrats were to blame for not passing the bill.

Trump announced Friday that his legislative agenda would move on to other issues, like tax reform, 51 percent of voters agreed that was the best plan. Thirty-seven percent of all voters felt the president should stay the course on replacing the Affordable Care Act, which includes 62 percent of all Republicans.

The poll included 1,991 registered voters, and ran from March 24 through March 25. The poll carried a margin of error of 2 percentage points in either direction.

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