Monday's HOT MIC
President Donald Trump is very unpopular, but an even smaller percentage of Americans approves of the job House Speaker Paul D. Ryan is doing, a new poll shows. The Pew Research Center survey released Monday shows that just 29 percent of Americans approve of Ryan’s performance. In contrast, 39 percent approve of Trump, whose approval ratings rank among the lowest of recent presidents at this point in their terms.
Even among Republicans and Republican-leaning independents, only 51 percent approve of the job Ryan is doing, with 75 percent of Democrats and Democrat-leaning independents disapproving. Democrats have not been able to capitalize on those low approval numbers for Ryan and Trump, the poll found.
Trump's approval numbers in the most recent Rasmussen poll, by the way, hit 50-50 today.