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CNN Poll: Trump's Approval of Hurricane Response Down 20%

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San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz and President Donald Trump. (Mandel Ngan/Getty Images)

By    |   Monday, 16 October 2017 09:35 PM

President Donald Trump's approval ratings on his handling of hurricane response is down 20 percent in the wake of Hurricane Maria, which has left Puerto Rico devastated and largely without power and water, according to a new CNN poll.

The poll, conducted by SSRS, shows Trump's current approval on hurricane response at 44 percent, down from 64 percent following hurricanes Harvey and Irma, which made landfall in Florida and Texas in August and September.

Those responses were widely praised, partly because lessons learned in previous natural disasters allowed authorities to station relief supplies ahead of time.

They also hit with less intensity than predicted from winds, though Houston suffered severe flooding when Harvey sat over it, dumping heavy rains.

But the Maria hit on Puerto Rico, a U.S. island territory, was more severe, wiping out power and cutting off access to clean water.

Trump has repeatedly noted that with the only ways to reach the island being by boat or aircraft, the job is tougher. He also has criticized local officials for not distributing supplies already sent quickly enough.

Those explanations have won him no points. And, as the CNN poll noted, have actually cost him.

The president's approval ratings on handling hurricane response is down nine points with Republicans, 22 points with independents and 25 points with Democrats.

Support among non-whites and Hispanics has slipped 27 points, according to the poll. Non-whites approved 52 percent in September to 25 percent in the current poll. Approval from Hispanics fell from 49 percent to 22 percent.

Trump still maintains positive support for his hurricane response among men (53 percent), whites (54 percent), those aged 50-64 (56 percent), age 65 and older (53 percent), Republicans (81 percent), conservatives (69 percent), lean Republican (79 percent) and Trump supporters (89 percent).

Pollsters talked to a random national sample of 1,010 adults by telephone Oct. 12-15. The poll margin of error is plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.

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