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New USC-Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll shows decreasing support for Trump, hopeful outlook on economy




US President Donald Trump speaks live via video link to the annual
US President Donald Trump speaks live via video link to the annual "March for Life" participants and anti-abortion leaders on January 19, 2018 from the White House in Washington, DC.
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Nearly a year after Trump’s inauguration, USC-Dornsife/Los Angeles Times has released its new nationwide poll which reflects declining support for the president and portends trouble for the GOP in the coming midterms.

55 percent of the people polled did not approve of Trump’s performance, compared to 32 percent that did approve. Despite people’s outlook on the economy being fairly rosy, some are reading the poll numbers as predicting that Democrats will take the House in November.

We break down the results of the poll.

Guest:

Bob Shrum, the director of the Unruh Institute of Politics at USC, one of the entities behind the new poll