Just 36% of voters approve of the job President Trump is doing as commander-in-chief, a new poll out Thursday shows.
Nearly six in 10 (58%) voters said they disapprove of Trump’s job performance, the latest Quinnipiac Poll found.
The approval numbers, however, are close to all-time record lows for new Presidents and indicate quickly dwindling popularity for Trump.
The survey, conducted May 4-9 among 1,078 voters across the U.S., was administered before news of Trump’s controversial firing of FBI Director James Comey emerged.
But other polls conducted since the termination showed similar results.
The latest Gallup Daily Tracking Poll, from Wednesday, found that just 38% of Americans approved of Trump’s job performance, compared to 55% who disapproved.
The Quinnipiac survey, meanwhile, showed that Trump has lost support among many demographics that had comprised his base during the 2016 election: White voters with no college degree, white men and independent voters.
What’s more, voters clearly saw Trump more negatively on a personal level, the poll found.
Just 33% of those polled said they felt Trump was honest, compared to 61% who said he was not honest, while 56% of those polled said they felt Trump does not have good leadership skills, compared to 41% who said he did.
Another 66% of voters said they did not think Trump was “level-headed,” compared to just 29% who said they felt he was.
Even more jarring were approval numbers regarding Trump’s handling of the economy, which had been a strong suit in previous polls.
More than half (52%) of voters said they disapprove of the way Trump was handling the economy, compared to just 40% who said they approve.
“There is no way to spin or sugarcoat these sagging numbers,” Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll, said in a statement.
“The erosion of white men, white voters without college degrees and independent voters, the declaration by voters that President Donald Trump’s first 100 days were mainly a failure and deepening concerns about Trump’s honesty, intelligence and level headedness are red flags that the administration simply can’t brush away,” Malloy added.