The daily Rasmussen poll, which has been the friendliest poll toward Donald Trump over the first month of his presidency, on Tuesday showed half of Americans saying they disapprove of Trump’s job performance — for the first time. The highest previous disapproval rating for Trump in the Rasmussen poll was 49 percent, recorded on Monday of this week.
The Rasmussen poll has been what statisticians refer to as an “outlier” in the field of daily Trump job approval polls, consistently showing more than 50 percent of American likely voters giving the thumbs-up to Trump in the early days of his term. As recently as Friday, February 17, the Rasmussen poll put Trump’s approve rating at a healthy 55 percent. But Trump lost five points — a full nine percent of his support — just over the holiday weekend, according to Rasmussen.