A new poll released Monday by CNN found approval for President Donald Trump was at a record low, as fewer people found him to be honest and trustworthy.
Just 38% approve of Trump’s job performance six months in, according to the poll, while 56% disapprove. CNN said that since it started polling, only one president — Bill Clinton’s 44% approval in 1993 — had fallen below 50% after six months.
Trump also appears to be losing support from his base. Of those polled, 47% disapprove strongly of Trump’s performance, compared to just 24% who approve strongly — a sharp drop from the 33% who strongly supported him in a poll soon after his inauguration.
Trust — or lack thereof — is becoming a major issue. A large majority (73%) are skeptical of what the White House says, the poll found, with 30% saying they believe “nothing at all” coming from official channels. That compares to 24% who say they trust most or almost all official White House communications.
In terms of Trump personally, 60% of those polled said he was not honest or trustworthy, and 67% said he’s not someone they admire. Sixty-three percent said he was not someone they were proud to have as president, and 55% thought he had lowered the stature of the office.
Trump didn’t fare much better when it came to policy, with majorities disapproving of his handling of health care (62% disapproval), immigration (55% disapproval) and foreign affairs (61% disapproval). The only positive policy issue for Trump was national security, in which 48% approved of his performance, compared to 47% who disapproved.
CNN said the poll was conducted by survey company SSRS, which took a random telephone sample of 1,018 adults between Aug. 3 and Aug. 6. The margin of error was said to be plus or minus about 3.6 percentage points.