Two-thirds of New Yorkers living in this region give President Trump a failing grade for his handling of the white supremacy protests in Charlottesville, Va., and 62 percent say the country is headed in the wrong direction, according to newly released poll data from the Siena College Research Institute in Albany.
“When it comes to making race relations better, 85 percent give Trump a negative grade, including 68 percent who give him a ‘poor’ grade,” Siena researchers said in a Wednesday statement.
The poll was conducted by telephone to 771 New York registered voters from Aug. 26 to 30.
Among those surveyed, the president’s got a dismal job approval rating — 57 percent — his lowest since Oct. 2016.
“New Yorkers are viewing the Queens-born president more negatively than they have any time since he took office,” said Siena College pollster Steven Greenberg. “Between 72 and 81 percent of voters from every region give Trump a negative job performance rating.”