Over the course of just four days, Donald Trump’s approval rating has fallen ten points, according to the latest Gallup Daily Tracking poll, and the rollout of Trumpcare appears to be one of the main reasons.
On March 11, Trump stood at 49 percent approval, but not long after the Congressional Budget Office released their estimate stating that as many as 24 million Americans could lose health insurance by 2024 if Trumpcare is enacted, a new poll indicated that Trump’s approval rating had fallen precipitously to only 39 percent. Fully 55 percent of those surveyed said they disapprove of the alleged president.
Despite growing discontent over Trumpcare, only two days ago Trump said he was confident about talks in Congress on his healthcare plan, which was crafted by House Speaker Paul Ryan. Trump commented:
“It’s a big, fat, beautiful negotiation. Hopefully we’ll come up with something that’s going to be really terrific.”
The future holds more obstacles for Trump and the GOP. On Thursday, the administration will roll out their proposed budget for 2017. A leaked draft of that document shows steep reductions to several agencies, including the EPA, FDA, and State Department. Meanwhile, there will be a continued push for massive tax cuts for the top 1 percent and an infrastructure bill which could top $1 trillion.
And the bad news could also mount for the Trump team as hearings begin in both the House and Senate Intelligence committees to investigate what possible ties Trump and other members of the administration have to Russia. So far, it has been determined that several top aides–including Attorney General Jeff Sessions–did indeed meet with the Russian ambassador during the 2016 campaign. If Trump winds up being implicated, too, that could cause his already low approval rating to crater as calls begin for impeachment.
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org