March was as eventful as ever for the President with more high-profile hirings and firings, continued fallout from Russian political interference, and increased attention on extra-marital affairs allegations. The impact of these events was clearly evident in how the public viewed the President throughout the month.
While Trump's approval rating in March tended to stay within a range of 45 to 50 percent, the public were viewing Trump more negatively through the period of March 14 - 19 with his approval rating reaching a monthly low of 39%. The public's discussions during this period focused on the firing of former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, the hiring of Larry Kudlow as Trump's top economic aide, and Russian sanctions. The last time the President's approval rating reached such a low level was in the aftermath of the February 14th school shootings in Florida.
Trump's approval rating bounced back to its normal range over the last 10 days of the month, despite the period including heightened attention to multiple allegations of extramarital affairs and more changes in various roles within government.
The Eyesover Team