Since the Congressional Budget Office released its findings on the impact of TrumpCare – showing that over time, more than 24 million people will lose health care coverage – President Trump’s approval rating has collapsed while those who disapprove of how he is doing his job has soared, according to the new March 15 Gallop Daily Tracking Poll.
Trump’s approval rating, which was 49 percent on March 11, fell in the latest poll to just 39 percent. At the same time, the percentage of people who disapprove of how the President is doing his job rose to 55 percent. That is his worst disapproval rating since February 16.
Trump’s approval rating has also fallen in the conservative Rasmussen poll, which until now has been the only major poll that consistently showed his public approval rating as above 50 percent. In the latest poll, it has fallen to 47 percent.
Those who strongly disapprove of Trump has risen in the Rasmussen poll from 36 percent in early March to 42 percent as of March 15.
The result of the Gallop poll is based on telephone polling of 1,500 people and has an error margin of plus or minus 3 percent. When President Obama left office in January, Gallop said he had an average 47 percent approval rating during his time in office.
A score of 39 percent is considered an indication that only the hardcore Republican base is still supporting the President. The decline appears to be a direct result of the reaction to the Republican plan to replace Obamacare.
For years the Republicans have said Obamacare must be replaced, During the campaign, Trump promised the replacement would not cause people to lose coverage.
It was only this past week they presented an actual plan, and it was on March 13 that the Congressional Budget Office provided data on the impact, sending shock waves through the party and American’s who face loss or coverage or greatly increased costs for health care coverage.
Since the TrumpCare plan was announced, there has been widespread outrage over the changes, which has been lambasted by Democrats. It has also sparked in-fighting among factions in the Republican party, and it faces an uncertain future in Congress, especially in the Senate where a number of Republicans have said they will oppose TrumpCare unless there are significant changes.