Our new CNN/SSRS poll shows that President Donald Trump's approval stands at just 39%. That's its lowest level since the beginning of the year, and it's down 4 points since the beginning of the summer.
Importantly, the CNN poll is one of a number of recent high-quality polls that have Trump's approval dropping by mid-single digits since the beginning of the summer. That means it's less likely to be statistical noise.
Here are a few other takeaways from the poll:
- It's not just that Trump has a low approval rating. His strongly approve rating of 28% is far below his strongly disapprove rating of 45%, which is a much wider gap than previous presidents saw and indicates an enthusiasm gap.
- Once a strength, Trump's net approval (approval - disapproval) rating on the economy is down 14 points since the beginning of the summer. It stands at just +1 point now.
- All of these seem to be driving 59% of voters to say that Trump does not deserve reelection, which is a significantly higher percentage than George W. Bush or Barack Obama had at this point.
- Thanks to a large sample size, we could break down Trump's approval rating to a microscopic level and saw that Trump's about as unpopular with Generation Z (29% approval) as he is with Millennials (31% approval).
- A sort of silver lining for Trump: His approval rating on gun policy is the highest of his presidency, but still low, at 38%.