The president’s handling of the opioid crisis is the worst the country has seen in a generation, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
And the president has no intention of doing anything about it, according the poll, which found a majority of Americans are “sick and tired” of the president.
The Post-Schar School of Public Service poll found nearly half of Americans (48 percent) say the president is “doing too little” to address the opioid epidemic.
The number of Americans who believe Trump is doing too much is the highest since September, when the Post-NBC News poll began asking the question.
Meanwhile, 57 percent of Americans believe Trump’s administration is “not doing enough to help the American people.”
That’s the highest percentage of Americans in any of the Post polls.
More than three-quarters (77 percent) said the president doesn’t have the authority to push through legislation to fix the problem, the poll found.
And the president’s approval rating is now the lowest since September.
Forty-eight percent of respondents said they disapprove of the way Trump is handling his job.
That’s the lowest percentage of people who disapprove of Trump since September 2017.
Thirty-six percent said they’re not sure whether they would vote for Trump in the Nov. 8 election, a jump of 3 percentage points from the poll a month ago.
And 51 percent said the administration is in a “poor position” to make policy changes, down from 56 percent last month.
Trump’s approval ratings have dropped in each of the past five weeks.
In the previous five, they were at 60 percent and 70 percent.
Thirty percent of Republicans now say they disapprove.
And in each case, the percentage has dropped by double digits since September and September, respectively.
Forty percent of Democrats said they are “not sure” if they would be voting for Trump.
A majority of Democrats (57 percent) also said they want the administration to “focus on drug abuse and not on other areas like education and job creation.”
But only 41 percent of those polled said they wanted Trump to focus on “economic issues like job creation and taxes.”
More than a third of respondents (36 percent) want the president to do more to address opioid addiction, which is the third-highest number of people asking the president for help.
Fifty-three percent of voters who are worried about the opioid addiction crisis want Trump to do less to tackle the issue, while 48 percent said he should “focus more on the crisis.”
“President Trump has failed America by not taking action to stem the opioid tide,” said Post-AAP pollster Peter Hart.
“There is no more urgent issue facing this country than the opioid drug epidemic.
There is no greater cause for concern than the lack of action by the Trump administration.”