CNA Staff, Jun 5, 2020 / 09:35 am
President Trump's favorability rating among white Catholics has dropped almost by half since March, according to a new poll.
The Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) reported on Thursday that President Trump's favorability among white Catholics fell from 60% in March to 48% in April to just 37% in May.
The new poll, released June 4, was taken during a week of widespread civil unrest in several major cities, following the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25. The poll sampled 1,003 U.S. residents aged 18 or over and was conducted May 26-31.
The findings reflect other national polls showing a general growing disapproval for Trump in recent weeks, andt registering broad disapproval for his handling of the aftermath of George Floyd's death. Though, according to PPRI's findings, Trump still has the approval of half of overall respondents in election battleground states, with his approval in those states having increased to 50% from 38% in April.