Americans are using extremely negative terms to describe Donald Trump as his support across the board — even among his base — continues to collapse, while fallout from the James Comey firing has yet to be measured.
A new poll from Quinnipiac University shows support for Donald Trump collapsing, particularly among groups that helped him win the election, such as “white voters with no college degree, white men, and independent voters.”
The survey shows Trump’s overall approval rating at an anemic 36 percent, with 58 percent of those surveyed disapproving of his presidency.
A majority of voters have negative assessments of Trump’s personal qualities. They do not believe Trump is honest, has good leadership skills, cares about average Americans, is level-headed, or that he shares their values.
And this poor showing in the polls came before Trump decided to fire FBI Director James Comey under cover of darkness, and as the FBI was ramping up investigations into Trump and Russia.
Even more striking are the top terms respondents gave as the first word that came to mind when they thought about Trump. The top 15 words offered in the free-form exercise were:
After the fiasco of the first 100 days of his presidency, it appears that the bottom is falling out of Trump’s presidency, and he just made it much worse.