Trump support eroding with his base

This is broken down further by indicators that only 24% of people strongly approve of Trump, 14% moderately approve, 9% moderately disapprove, and a whopping 47% strongly disapprove. The president has ramped up his media-bashing via Tweet, long a successful tactic for Trump, and staged rallies hoping to marshal his base to his defense. The survey also showed that only 43 percent of whites without a college degree - a key voting group for Trump - approve, compared to 50 percent who disapprove.

During an appearance on ABC News's This Week on Sunday، White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway said the president's approval ratings could use a boost."His approval rating among Republicans and conservatives and Trump voters is down slightly،" Conway said.

Over the weekend, Bloomberg reported that Kelly has been advising Trump on tweets that "might cause an worldwide uproar or lead to unwelcome distractions", concluding that Trump's tweets "have been more buttoned down" in recent days.

Looking back over the first 200 days of Trump's time in office, just 36% say they consider it a success, and 59% consider it a failure. Trump's speech to the police officers last week stirred up controversy because of his comments on being rough with gang suspects, but I suspect the White House was just fine with liberals melting down while voters in middle America were thinking "damn straight".

Trump apparently had been watching the news network.

40% of respondents approved of Trump's handling of immigration, while 55 disapproved.

Trump held a call Sunday with South Korean President Moon Jae-in which they discussed North Korea's test launch of a ballistic missile July 29. Six in 10 say they are easy to misunderstand, 63% that they too often turn out to be misleading.

The appointment of White House chief of staff John Kelly also fits in to that effort.

The CNN-SSRS poll was conducted by telephone between August 3 and 6, in which 1,018 adults across the country participated. The margin of error of the results was 3.6 percentage points.

Vanessa Coleman

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