Trump’s approval rating drops 5 percent despite having a good economy. I believe that is mainly because most people do not believe that Trump is the real reason why the economy is doing good in the first place. Majority of Americans know that President Obama helped keep the economy from collapsing after George W Bush dragged the U.S into two wars during his Presidency. So the Obama administration is still fresh in the minds of many Americans. Trump tried to take credit for policies and plans that Obama already had in place. One major policy that sticks out is affordable health care which Trump and Republicans have vowed to get rid of but have yet to offer something better. I believe this has caused many Americans not to believe in anything that Trump claims or takes credit for. The other reason why Trump may be suffering in the polls is because of the Mueller Report. Trump tried to put his spin on it early before the report was even released to the public. Early claims of no collusion and complete exoneration were touted by the Trump administration but when the report was made public and everyone in America had access to it, people were able to see just what a liar Trump is. The report did not exonerate Trump at all, in fact, it says the opposite. Even some FOX news hosts were forced to say that the report does not make Trump look good.
No matter the reason why Trump is sliding in the polls, even he has to know this does not look good going into the 2020 election, especially after Democrats have taken over the house by mopping the floor with Republicans in the midterms. Trump has hit the lowest approval rating he had since has been in office 39 percent approval and 57 percent disapproving his job performance.
Victor Jarome Morrow