Donald Trump's approval hits record low

Marco Green
July 17, 2017

According to a new ABC / Washington Post poll, no president in the last 70 years has polled as low at the six-month mark as President Donald Trump is now.

After an awkward week in the ongoing investigation of potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation, the White House has brought on a new lawyer.

The US Secret Service yesterday denied a suggestion from President Donald Trump's personal lawyer that it had vetted a meeting between the president's son and Russian nationals during the 2016 campaign.

The Russian controversy - Russia was accused of meddling in the 2016 USA elections in favor of Trump - is not the least of Trump's troubles and unfavorable perception among citizens.

In addition, 38 percent of those surveyed said Trump has not made significant progress toward his goals, with 55 percent thinking otherwise.

"The ABC/Washington Post Poll, even though nearly 40 percent is not bad at this time, was just about the most inaccurate poll around election time!" the President tweeted. 48 percent say the United States' leadership on the world stage has weakened under Trump; merely 27 percent feel it is stronger.

The questions regarding Trump's interactions with Putin came following his first bilateral sit-down with the Russian leader on the sidelines of the G-20 summit, which many experts saw as a win for Putin.

Donald trump the worst rating among all presidents.

ABC points out that "as a combined total, the number of Americans who both think that the Russians tried to influence the campaign, and that Trump aides helped, is 41 percent - very similar to the 40 percent who don't think Russia was involved, or are unsure about it". His base in the Republican Party has proven remarkably committed, with the most recent Gallup polling showing 85% of Republicans approve of his performance.

Trump's approval scores have continued to drop precipitously, as it was up at 42 percent back in April. Among Democrats, 8 in 10 believe Russian Federation attempted to influence the election and more than 6 in 10 think members of Mr. Trump's team attempted to aid their efforts.

For health care, participants prefer Obamacare over any Republican replacement, 50% to 24%.

Last week, Trump Jr. admitted that he took the June 9, 2016 meeting in Trump Tower after being promised dirt on Hillary Clinton - dirt which he was told originated with the Russian government. The margin of error was +/- 3.5 percentage points. However, 48 percent "disapprove strongly" of his performance overall, a level never reached by his two Democratic predecessors.

"If Trump's at 36% approve/58% disapprove, with 32% approval among independents, GOP won't hold the House", Bill Kristol, a Republican pundit and editor-at-large of The Weekly Standard conservative news magazine tweeted on Sunday.

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