It was the spring of his discontent, Trump’s approval ratings fell to an all-time low on Wednesday. The biggest cause of the President’s decline is conservative-leaning independents and Republicans walking away from him since he decided to champion Paul Ryan’s healthcare bill.
According to Real Clear Politics, Trump’s approval ratings have dropped to just 43 percent while his disapproval stood at 51 percent, his net negative doubled in the last two weeks.
A Fox News poll showed that Trump’s approval among Republicans had dropped by seven points since mid-February. Another poll by Quinnipiac said the President’s approval numbers have fallen by 10 percent since March 7.
Whatever the reason for Trump’s embrace of Ryancare, it’s sunk him and the Speaker nationally and threatens the Republican majority in 2018. Even Trump’s most vocal supporters including Sean Hannity, Pat Buchanan, Laura Ingraham, and Ann Coulter said they’ve been disheartened by his administration over the last few weeks.
The only time since becoming President that Trump saw his poll numbers improving was after his joint address to Congress where he renewed his campaign pledges.
Immigration, renegotiating trade deals, student loan reform, infrastructure, and Ivanka’s maternity leave bill may never happen if Trump’s approval ratings sink with Ryancare, and Democrats win back the House in 2018.
The White House needs to push the restart button after the House vote on Thursday and get back to basics before it’s too late and Trump has to negotiate with Speaker Nancy Pelosi in 2019.