Support for President Donald Trump among white men and people living in rural areas, two of Trump's strongest groups during the election, dropped over the last month, according to an Investors Business Daily/TechnoMetrica poll taken in late March.
Just 49 percent of white male voters said they approved of the job Trump was doing compared to 58 percent last month. Among rural voters, that number dropped 15 points, from 56 percent to 41 percent.
Trump won 62 percent of the white male vote in the 2016 presidential election and 61 percent of votes from people living in rural areas, according to CNN's exit polls.
Other findings in the IBD/TIPP poll include:
- Just 37 percent rate Trump's handling of the economy as "excellent or good."
- Only 34 percent of Americans approve of the job he's doing.
- His approval rating among Independents dropped, from 40 to 29 percent.
- Only 39 percent of Americans are satisfied with the direction of the country under Trump.
- Just 25 percent say the healthcare bill he pitched with House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., would improve the nation's healthcare.
"As his ambitious agenda encounters some obstacles in Congress, President Trump's approval ratings have declined," said Raghavan Mayur, president of TechnoMetrica.
"For instance, the inability of Congress to pass the proposed healthcare bill has weighed down Americans' approval of Trump's overall performance as president.
"Also, some Americans had hoped that he and Congress would take up tax reform first, rather than wait for healthcare reform. The media's persistently negative coverage of President Trump, especially regarding the ongoing Russian investigation, has also taken a toll on his approval numbers."
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