Both on purpose, but also as a natural product of his viewpoint, Donald Trump works his base in the Republican Party and alt-right using politically incorrect and anti-establishment rhetoric every day. He provides constant fuel for his partisan and populist supporters.
On average, Trump is holding about two-fifths of the
public’s approval. Triangulating recent polls (Fox, CNN and Gallup), he
receives about 85 to 80 percent of Republicans, 35 to 30 percent of
self-identified independents and less than 10 percent of Democrats. The
following chart shows where he receives his 40 percent of support.
RealClearPolitics.com, it is mostly a
reflection of small fall-offs (2 to 3 points) in each group. In addition, the percentage
of Republicans has fallen in many surveys, with corresponding increases in
Democrats and Independent identifiers.
A month into Trump’s presidency, he had 88 percent of
Republicans, 36 percent of Independents, and for a short time, 10 percent of
Democrats. Today, with his 38 percent, he has 82 percent of Republicans, 30
percent of Independents and only 7 percent of Democrats.