Trump tweeted his black approval rating has doubled. It hasn't.

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Trump tweeted his black approval rating has doubled. It hasn't.

By a margin of 59 percent to 38 percent, voters in the Quinnipiac University poll said they feel Trump holds whites in higher regard.

Self-described Trump voters are still in his corner, with his A-B-C total reaching 92 per cent of that group.

The numbers aren't great for Trump-and, not surprisingly, break down along sharply partisan lines.

Wouldn't it be nice - now - if others (Republicans) were not judged based on what Trump says and does?

Almost a year later, a new Quinnipiac poll suggests that some combination of partisan animosity and Trump's own behavior is dashing that prospect, with Democrats and Republicans splitting wildly when asked whether the President has done more to divide the country than unite it. At least 60% from each age bracket (18-34, 35-49, 50-64 and 65+) say he is widening political conflict.

Trump voters now say by a 69-point margin that Trump made the right decision in firing Bannon past year, up from a 42-point margin in a separate August poll.

Among black men, Trump's "2017 average approval rating significantly exceeds his 2016 vote share", admitted a January 11 article in the Atlantic by author Ronald Brownstein.

Of the 1,988 registered voters who took the survey, 698 of them (or 35 percent) said the president was failing in his first year in office, followed by the second largest group of 354 people (or 18 percent) who gave the president an A for his first year, highlighting the oft-discussed polarization in US politics over the past 18 months. Meanwhile, 36% gave him a "D" or "F".

In what might be a warning sign, Trump earns low marks on some core Republican issues. This disparagement has created a ripple effect with US citizens, with only 32 percent saying they have a great deal or fair amount of trust in the media, according to recent Gallup poll numbers. When it comes to healthcare, just 27% gave him an "A" or "B" with roughly half (48%) saying he deserves a "D" or "F". Overall, 95% of blacks, 76% of Hispanics and 58% of all whites say the same.

If it's any consolation to the White House, there appears to be a single moment in this head-to-head matchup in which Trump was not in last place.

The Quinnipiac poll surveyed 1,212 USA voters nationwide from January 12-16. It said Americans usually give their new presidents the benefit of the doubt, but Trump's "honeymoon period", to the extent he had one, saw his approval rating only as high as 45 percent.

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