President Donald Trump’s approval rating among Republicans increased in a poll taken after his racist tweets on Sunday attacking four Democratic congresswomen of color, reports CNBC.
A national survey conducted online by Reuters/Ipsos on Monday and Tuesday found that his approval rating rose 5 percentage points with Republicans, to 72%, from a similar poll conducted last week.
When Fox News reporter John Roberts asked Trump if he has any concerns about using the rhetoric of white supremacists in his Sunday tweets telling the congresswomen to “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came,” the president said he’s not concerned because “many people agree with me.”
It appears he may have been correct when it comes to Republican support, according to the new polling data.
Trump has lost support, however, with Democrats and independents since the Sunday tweetstorm.
The poll found that about 30% of independents supported Trump, dropping from roughly 40% last week. Trump’s net approval with Democrats dropped by 2 points in the new poll.
Trump’s overall approval remained unchanged over the past week. According to the poll, 41% of the U.S. public said they approved of his performance in office, while 55% disapproved.
A separate USA Today/Ipsos poll conducted online Monday and Tuesday found that 58% of Americans felt Trump’s tweets were “un-American,” reports Business Insider.