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    President Donald Trump’s job approval rating has declined to the lowest of his presidency.  Not only that, nearly half of voters favor Democrats to serve as a check and balance to Trump and Congressional Republicans in the 2018 elections.
    That’s the finding of a new NBC/Wall Street Journal .poll conducted by Democratic pollster Fred Yang of Hart Research Associates and Republican pollster Bill McInturff of Public Opinion Strategies.
    His current job approval rating of 38%, with  58% disapproving, is the lowest in modern times for a president at this stage of his presidency.  

    The NBC/WSJ had George W. Bush at 88%, Barack Obama at 51%, and Bill Clinton at  47% in the fall of their first year as president.
    Trump’s previous low in approval in the NBC/WSJ poll was 39% back in May.  In a September poll, Trump had a job approval rating of 43%.  This poll was taken from October 23 to 26.
    Where did the drop come from?  Approval of independent voters is now 34%, down from 41% in September.Whites went from 51% to 47%, and whites without a college degree went from 58% to 51%.

    In this new survey, Trump also has seen a decline in his personal rating, with 36% viewing him positively and 54% negatively.
    There were a couple of bright spots for Trump  in the poll.  By a 48% to 27% margin, respondents approve of the way Trump has handled the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.  
    And by a 42% to 37% margin, they give him a thumbs-up to his handling of the economy.
    But Trump takes a beating on some other key issues asked about in the poll.:
    *Just 35% approve of his handling his role as commander-in-chief.
    *34% approve of his handling of North Korea.
    *33% approve of his handling of the mass shooting in Las Vegas.
    *30% approve of his handling of NFL players protesting during the National Anthem.
    *29% agree with his handling of the aftermath  of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.
    *27% approve of his handling of health care.
    *24% approve of his handling of the Iran  nuclear deal.
    The Republican advantage in GOP-held congressional districts has decreased from +14 in September when 52% preferred a GOP-controlled Congress to 38% Democratic to 47% GOP and 41% Democratic.
    GOP pollster McInturff said the findings from this current poll is “a flashing yellow light for Republicans.”
    The NBC/WSJ poll was conducted of 900 adults, including nearly half of whom were reached by cell phone
    The poll has an overall margin of error of plus-minus 3.3 percentage points.

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