(Sputnik) – As US President Donald Trump’s approval ratings fall below even those of former President Bill Clinton in the darkest days of his sex scandal, one adviser says this White House “is failing.”
As of Thursday, a Reuters/Ipsos poll found that only 37.7 percent of Americans approve of Trump, while 57.9 percent disapprove. Raw Story points out that Clinton also hit 37 percent approval marks in his first year in 1993, but by the time he was about to be called before a grand jury to discuss his affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky, his approval had rebounded to nearly 30 points higher than Trump’s is now.
Trump’s approval and disapproval rating started about equal at 45 percent when he took office in January (the highest positive rating he has ever achieved), but have diverged, with approval rates slowly falling over six months and disapproval rates slowly rising, according to data from Gallup’s Presidential Job Approval Center. Trump is even losing support among his Republican base, if Wednesday’s Reuters poll is to be trusted: it shows Trump’s support among the GOP dropping six points over a nine-day period in July.
Now, following the quick and some would say brutal dismissal of former Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, hot on the heels of the dearly departed Press Secretary Sean Spicer, his numbers may fall further.
“I think any observer – including one that did not speak English and knew nothing about politics and came from another planet and solar system – could, after observing the situation in the White House, realize the White House is failing,” an informal White House adviser told the Washington Post for a story Friday.
“And when the White House is failing, you can’t replace the president.”
This report prepared by Sputnik.