President Donald Trump is hemorrhaging support amid a political standoff over his proposed border wall that has resulted in the longest government shutdown on record, according to polls.
As the shutdown of about a quarter of the federal government lumbers toward its fifth week, the president even appears to be losing favor with his core constituents, whose support for Trump until this point has been rock-solid since the 2016 campaign.
The erosion in support has contributed to a sharp increase in the Real Clear Politics polling average of Trump's disapproval ratings. The RCP average Thursday showed overall disapproval for Trump at 55.7 percent, nearly 15 points higher than his average approval rating. Trump's disapproval rating hit an all-time high of 58.1 percent in December 2017, according to RCP.
An NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll published Thursday found that Trump's approval rating has slipped 3 percent from last month to 39 percent, while his disapproval has climbed 4 percentage points to 53 percent.
And unlike in past political fights, the poll and other recent surveys indicate that some of the groups thought to comprise key parts of Trump's base are not immune from the broader downward trend.