President Trump took to Twitter on Monday to defend himself against reports that his base is being chipped away. "The Trump base is far bigger [and] stronger than ever before (despite some phony Fake News polling)," he said. "Look at rallies in [Pennsylvania], Iowa, Ohio, and West Virginia. The fact is the Fake News Russian collusion story, record stock market, border security, military strength, jobs, Supreme Court pick, economic enthusiasm, deregulation [and] so much more have driven the Trump base even closer together. Will never change!"
A recent poll by the Republican firm Firehouse Strategies found that "Trump's base of support has shrunk from 35.3 percent of voters who have a 'strongly favorable' view of him in April to only 28.6 percent," Axios writes.
Additionally, alt-right personality Mike Cernovich announced last week that "backing Trump has been bad for business" and that there is "no upside” to "getting Trump's message out.”