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Trump Approval Rating Hits New Lows, Americans Trust Media More Than Trump

It hasn't been a good first month for President Trump. New Quinnipiac University polling released Wednesday reveals that the President's approval rating has reached a new low AND Americans trust the media to tell the truth more than the President. 

From Quinnipiac University Poll:

American voters today give President Donald Trump a negative 38 - 55 percent job approval rating, his worst net score since he took office, down from a negative 42 - 51 percent approval rating in a February 7 Quinnipiac University national poll. 

President Trump's negative scores are 36 - 59 percent among women and 41 - 50 percent among men, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll finds. Republicans approve 83 - 10 percent, while negative approval ratings are 5 - 91 percent among Democrats and 38 - 55 percent among independent voters. 

Trump gets a negative 39 - 55 percent favorability rating, also his worst net score since taking office. Vice President Mike Pence gets a split 41 - 40 percent favorability. 

Opinions on most of Trump's personal qualities also are negative, as American voters say:

  • 55 - 40 percent that he is not honest;
  • 55 - 42 percent that he does not have good leadership skills;
  • 53 - 44 percent that he does not care about average Americans;
  • 63 - 33 percent that he is not level-headed;
  • 64 - 32 percent that he is a strong person;
  • 58 - 38 percent that he is intelligent;
  • 60 - 37 percent that he does not share their values.

Trump is doing more to unite the country, 36 percent of American voters say, while 58 percent say he is doing more to divide the nation. 

"President Donald Trump's popularity is sinking like a rock," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll. 

"He gets slammed on honesty, empathy, level headedness and the ability to unite. And two of his strong points, leadership and intelligence, are sinking to new lows. 

"This is a terrible survey one month in." 

The Quinnipiac survey covers many questions, but one that sticks out is the question of whether Americans trust Trump or the media? This issue, of course, has been at the forefront lately based on Trump's assertion that the media is the enemy of the American people. 

Based on the polling it appears that voters trust the media more than Trump at a rate of 52 - 37 percent "to tell you the truth about important issues."

Read the full Quinnipiac University Poll here

Thoughts on the findings?