Rasmussen’s daily Presidential Tracking Poll was often been cited by President Donald Trump as his favorite poll. Rasmussen is viewed as right-leaning and has generally shown Trump with higher polls than other polls. The most recent poll however shows a sharp decline in support for Trump with 61 percent of likely voters now disapproving of Trump’s performance as president.
Only 26 percent of likely voters “strongly approve” of Trump’s performance. Almost twice — 49 percent — “strongly disapprove.”
With much time before the midterm elections (let alone the next presidential election), the polls can change. However, they clearly undermine the White House is dealing with Republicans who are increasingly alarmed by the continued chaos at the White House. Trump is moving toward that Chris Christie line where record lows are unlikely to rebound. He is not there yet, but the trending lines are not good. With rising unpopularity and continued self-inflicted wounds, the White House could see more GOP members concluding that they are better off on their own. Indeed, the Republicans in Congress are clearly distancing themselves from what they see as a White House still spinning out of control. Gen. Kelly may be able to stop that decline and regain control, but it will take the cooperation of the President himself.