PressTV-Trump loses support among his base over shutdown: Polls

New poll show that US President Donald Trump is losing support among his voter base and other groups amid a political standoff over his demand for a US-Mexico border wall that has resulted in the longest government shutdown in US history.

Trump even appears to be losing favor with his core constituents, whose support for the president until this point has been rock-solid since the 2016 election campaign.

The erosion in support has contributed to a sharp increase of Trump’s disapproval ratings, according to a Real Clear Politics polling average on Friday.

The polling average showed overall disapproval for Trump at 55.7 percent, nearly 15 points higher than his average approval rating.

Trump’s disapproval rating hit an all-time high of 58.1 percent in December 2017, according to Real Clear Politics.

Trump’s approval rating has slipped 3 percent from last month to 39 percent, while his disapproval has climbed 4 percentage points to 53 percent,…

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