President Trump’s approval rating continues to sink as the effects of his policies really begin to set in across America.
The latest tools of destruction wrought on the United States by the Trump White House include TrumpCare and the president’s budget proposal. Both of these White House proposals totally and utterly screw over the millions of Americans who voted Donald Trump into office, not to mention the rest of us.
In the case of the GOP’s ObamaCare replacement bill, should it become law in its present form, it’s estimated that some 14 million people will lose their health coverage this next year. The biggest impact will be on those who are served by Medicaid, seeing as the Republicans plan to significantly scale back the Medicaid program across the nation.
Congressional Republicans, led by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, have begun work on revising the bill to make it supposedly better serve elderly Americans in response to the intense backlash that the bill has received in its initial form.
The other big issue to arise out of the Trump White House prompting the president’s approval rating to plummet is the president’s budget proposal. Trump has proposed that tens of billions of dollars of funding be removed from programs including those that provide free meals to poor schoolchildren.
Such hasn’t exactly boded well for the Trump Administration’s public image, although horrifyingly, the Trump Administration hasn’t budged from its proposal to defund programs such as Meals on Wheels in order to raise funds for the construction of that godforsaken border wall.
The Gallup Organization polled 1,500 adults nationwide in their most recent survey of Americans’ attitudes about Donald Trump, finding that only 37 percent of Americans approve of the job that the president is doing. Fifty-eight percent disapprove of Trump’s job. The remainder are undecided.
Last week, Trump’s approval rating as measured by Gallup was 45 percent.
Featured below is a chart showing the progression of Trump’s approval rating over time as measured by the Gallup Organization.
It’s not really surprising that the president is so widely despised, but perhaps it means that there is hope after all.
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