The poll from almost two years ago was taken less than two weeks after Trump defeated Hillary Clinton. The remaining seven percent are undecided. Watergate reporter Bob Woodward published a book recently that depicted the current chaos in the White House as well.
Then the anonymous New York Times op-ed criticizing the Trump's presidency stirred up a lot of sentiments from the public.
Each book describes a White House in chaos and Trump aides shielding the president from information in efforts to curb potentially unsafe policies or actions.
Although they back Democratic candidates over Republicans by a 14 percent margin - 52 to 38 percent margin - they don't want Congress to take action against Trump, a Quinnipiac University National Poll said. That number has been only in the 50's since December 2018, including 57 percent who said Trump is intelligent earlier this summer.
Trump has an approval rating of 84 percent and 82 percent among Republicans, according to the Quinnipiac and CNN poll respectively, showing that his support within the party remains strong. "But it is clearly not the only thing that matters, and in a news cycle increasingly driven by the president, an bad lot of new things are entering the lexicon of everyday Americans". The one thing Trump has had going for him in nearly all polls since his inauguration has been the booming economy. Almost half in the most recent Journal/NBC News poll rated themselves as highly interested in the election, compared with 54% of voters overall. By some interpretations it's the thriving economy that's keeping the president's approval rating among his base so high.