President Trump’s approval rating has hit a new low in Fox News polling.
Trump now has a 38 percent job approval rating in the Fox News poll released Wednesday, down from 42 percent last month. And his disapproval rating has hit a new high, up four points to 57 percent.
Fifty-six percent of those polled among white men without a college degree, a core constituency among Trump’s base, now say they approve of the president, a drop from 68 percent in September and 71 percent last November.
Trump also got low marks for his handling of health care, with 60 percent disapproving of his approach on the topic.
White House chief of staff John Kelly earned a higher approval rating than Trump, with 42 percent approving of his job performance.
Melania Trump’s favorability rating also took a hit, falling from 51 percent in June in the same poll to 45 percent now.
And the Trump administration got poor marks for its response to recent disasters. The administration’s response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico was viewed as “only fair” or “poor” by 32 percent of respondents, while 64 percent graded the response “excellent” or “good.” Similarly, more than half of those polled (57 percent) said Trump’s response to the mass shooting in Las Vegas was fair or poor, while about a third (34 percent) rated the response as “excellent” or “good.” His response to the California wildfires was viewed negatively as well, by 49 percent of those answering. Twenty-eight percent viewed that response positively.
Fox News conducted phone interviews with 1,005 American voters Oct. 22 to 24. The poll has a margin of error of 3 percentage points.