President Trump’s approval ratings just took another large dip, especially among suburban men. The latest NPR/PBS Newshour/Marist poll, which surveyed 1,023 adults between January 10th and January 13th, 2019, showed that as the government shutdown continues, President Trump’s approval ratings continue to fall.
The president’s overall approval rating fell from 42% last month to just 39% this month, while his disapproval numbers gained 4 points, increasing from 49% in December to 53% now.
Where Trump saw the greatest decline in support was among suburban men. Last month the president had a 51% approval rating among this group, but in January it fell a stunning 12 points to just 39%. His disapproval numbers increased among this group from 42% to 48%.
Across the board it’s apparent that various factors have contributed to a loss of support on behalf of Americans toward the president. This includes his support from some of his closest religious followers — white evangelical Christians. Among white evangelicals, President Trump’s approval fell from 73% to 66% over the course of a month, while his disapproval rating jumped from 17% to 23%.
Support from Republicans fell from 90% in December to just 83% in January, while his support among white men without college degrees fell from 56% to 50%.
A lot has happened between December and January, with Trump announcing that he will be pulling troops from Syria, while also claiming that the U.S. has defeated ISIS. Additionally, the longest government shutdown in U.S. history continues to persist. All of these things could be contributors to the definite fall in approval of the president.