In what may well be a harbinger of what to expect on Election Night in November, Donald Trump’s support is dropping across the board according to a new poll from PRRI, including among evangelical Christians, who have long been among the most loyal of the president’s supporters.
Specifically, the PRRI poll shows 66 percent of evangelicals say they approve of the job Trump is doing, which is a decrease of 11 points from March, when 77 percent of the same group reported they approved of the president.
Overall, Trump’s support among almost every demographic group is in steep decline:
Among the most troubling numbers are the ones showing that Trump is also losing support in battlegrounds states that will determine who wins the electoral votes needed to be the next president.
But the erosion among white voters without a college degree is also a bad sign for the Trump 2020 team. Non-college graduates went for Trump big in 2016 and were one of the main reasons he won a surprise victory over Hillary Clinton. A double-digit decrease in their support of the incumbent is a worrying sign for a campaign that is already seeing the national map shrink by the day.
Additionally, the fact that voters age 65+ are abandoning Trump is also sure to set off alarm bells among the president’s strategists. Older voters tend to be among the most likely to cast a ballot and are a key constituency in any election.
In other words, according to PRRI, Trump’s support is eroding among the very groups that make up his base:
“Trump’s favorability declined by six percentage points between March and April, from 49% to 43%. The decline was not uniform across demographics, and the largest declines were among some of Trump’s key base groups.”
Earlier this week, it was reported that Trump was furious with his campaign manager, Brad Parscale, whom he allegedly threatened to sue.
Based on the PRRI numbers, it appears all the lawsuits in the world won’t help Trump.