Multiple Polls Show Trump Approval Rate Plummeting

| SEP 11, 2018 | 5:49 PM

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President Donald Trump's approval rating is dropping heavily after the release of Bob Woodward's book, “Fear,” and the controversial anonymous New York Times op-ed.

Eight polls taken in the last two weeks have shown a decrease in Trump's approval rating. The most recent poll from CNN shows a drop in six points in just one month.

Other polls from ABC News/Washington Post, Gallup, IBD/TIPP, Kaiser Family Foundation, Quinnipiac University, Selzer & Co., and Suffolk University all show drops between one and five points, leaving Trump's approval rating at a 37.8 percent across the eight polls, down from the last average of 41.1 percent.

The overall drop comes amid Woodward's “Fear” and the Times op-ed, both of which paint a picture of a president and a White House in chaos. Woodward's book was released on Tuesday, but excerpts and interviews with the author predating the release already had a large effect on the president:

The president also discredited the New York Times op-ed, suggesting it was made up completely:

With midterms looming, Trump's dropping approval rate could mean trouble to the Republican Party. According to an analysis by CNN's Harry Enten, Trump's approval rating must remain in the low 40s for the GOP to have a chance at holding the majority after the midterms.