Home » USA

UT/TT Poll: Despite Russia inquiry, Texas GOP voters solidly trust Trump

20 June, 2017, 12:19 | Author: Mae Harvey
  • UT/TT Poll: Immigration, border security still top concerns for Texas voters

President Donald Trump on Friday took a break from taking shots at the federal probe into whether he attempted to obstruct justice to tout a new poll showing his approval rating among Americans is 50 percent. The problem is, that unless Trump is comparing his one outlier poll to Obama's approval on some random obscure date, then the remainder of his tweet is a blatant lie.

A news release on Friday from Rasmussen Reports notes, "This is the first time the president's overall approval rating has hit the 50% mark since late April".

"The new Rasmussen Poll, one of the most accurate in the 2016 Election, just out with a Trump 50% Approval Rating".

Other polls reflect much lower approval ratings for Trump. He said Democrats are not fans of the state's junior senator - "he's got to write off 33 percent of the electorate" - but said Cruz's strength with Republicans gives him a solid foundation.

Asked to rate the job Congress is doing, 15 percent said they approve, while 67 percent disapprove. Among Tea Party Republicans, Abbott gets approving nods from 90 percent; Patrick from 78 percent.

President Donald Trump, Melania and Barron are holed up in Camp David, as reported by the Inquisitr, having traveled there in style.

Democrats and other Trump detractors might expect mounting evidence of Trump's failings to disillusion his supporters, but there are few signs of erosion among Trump's base - even on subjects that might lead to alienation. This no doubt informs many Democrats' astonishment that Trump supporters don't see him as they do.

Texas opinions were divided with 39 percent holding a favorable view of the existing health care law and 49 percent an unfavorable view. Two in five Texas voters - predominantly Democrats - believe Russian Federation influenced the 2016 election and in a way that benefitted Trump.

The poll surveyed 1,068 Americans from June 8 to 11, and respondents were interviewed either by phone or online.

Disclosure: The University of Texas at Austin has been a financial supporter of The Texas Tribune.

Recommended:

  • Emerson Electric Company (NYSE:EMR) Reviewed By Analysts

    News articles about El Paso Electric Company (NYSE:EE) have trended positive recently, according to AlphaOne Sentiment Analysis. On average, equities analysts anticipate that General Electric Company will post $1.64 earnings per share for the current year.
    Congressman, others wounded in shooting in Va.

    Congressman, others wounded in shooting in Va.

    Clair County, Illinois. "I feel a lot more confident and a lot more optimistic than I did two, three days ago", Sava said. Hodgkinson had a list of Republican names in his pocket that was recovered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation .

    Mohammad Hafeez: Champions Trophy triumph is for all of Pakistan

    The Telegraph also played the hockey win big, though it was also acknowledged Pakistan's win. Jadeja nicked Junaid Khan to slip for 15 shortly afterwards.
  • Andre Ward Stops Sergey Kovalev By 8th Round TKO

    I knew he was hurt. "I was winning the round, and he waited for after the bell to throw a punch when I dropped my hands down". But on Saturday night, Ward was actually a better fighter that he had even been before - and even before, he was pretty good.
    58 people confirmed or presumed dead from London tower fire

    58 people confirmed or presumed dead from London tower fire

    Officials are using dental records, fingerprints, DNA samples, tattoos and scars to try and positively identify victims. Hands cautioned that officials don't yet have exact details about the renovation that ended just previous year .
    Perez to remain as Real Madrid president until 2021

    Perez to remain as Real Madrid president until 2021

    However his opponents criticised reforms in the club statutes which have toughened criteria for aspiring candidates. The club ― which also won La Liga last season ― lead the way in the elite European competition with 12 trophies.
  • Congressman Scalise, shot Wednesday, is improving, doctors report

    Scalise, the No. 3 House Republican, arrived at the hospital via helicopter in shock, with intense internal bleeding, Sava said. Griner remained in the hospital in good condition after sustaining a gunshot wound to the ankle, according to a Friday update.
    Amazon buying Whole Foods in $13.7 billion deal

    Amazon buying Whole Foods in $13.7 billion deal

    Amazon also has been testing automation technology at a Seattle convenience store that's now open only to Amazon employees. With a 9% stake, much of it accumulated relatively recently, Jana Partners was Whole Foods' second largest investor.
    Michelle Carter, Who Texted Her Boyfriend To Kill Himself, Is Found Guilty

    Michelle Carter, Who Texted Her Boyfriend To Kill Himself, Is Found Guilty

    Medwed said the judge could consider Carter "morally blameworthy", but "moral blame doesn't always equal legal accountability". Carter's lawyer, Joseph Cataldo , argued that Roy was determined to kill himself and nothing Carter did could change that.
  • Russian Federation investigation just beginning, Schiff says

    Dianne Feinstein of California, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said last Friday in a statement. Asked on NBC whether Trump's social-media commentary may be created to intimidate Rosenstein or Mueller, Sen.
    Abbas extends condolences over Portugal deadly forest fire

    Abbas extends condolences over Portugal deadly forest fire

    The prime minister said the death toll could rise as firefighters inspected charred remains of some buildings in remote villages. The municipality's president, Valdemar Alves , was stunned by the violent wildfire that left many people dead.
    Bayern label Cristiano Ronaldo talk the 'hoax of the day'

    Bayern label Cristiano Ronaldo talk the 'hoax of the day'

    Asked about potential clubs Ronaldo could join, Perez said: "I'm not contemplating Ronaldo leaving". Ronaldo is at the Confederations Cup in Russian Federation , playing for Portugal.


Popular

UK: London tower may have used banned siding in renovation
On Friday, Elizabeth and Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, visited the area and met residents and community representatives. Mrs May said she had fixed a deadline of three weeks for everybody affected to be rehoused locally.

Who is Trump's new lawyer, Jay Sekulow?
The Fox News host didn't let up, again telling Sekulow that he doesn't know whether Trump is under investigation or not. Things continued to go down hill from there.

Star Trek: Discovery Gets Premiere Date; Season Split in Two Halves
At long last, though, CBS has announced a premiere date for Star Trek: Discovery and revealed plans for the first season rollout. Those who are subscribed on premiere night will be able to watch the first and second episodes online September 24 .

NEET: CBSE to declare NEET 2017 results at cbseresults.nic.in shortly
NEET was conducted in 10 languages - English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese, Gujarati, Kannada and Odiya. The Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE) is likely to announce NEET Result 2017 on Tuesday (June 20, 2017).

Dead, missing toll in London fire rises to 79, police say
The remnants of an exercise bike, an oven and washing machine point to the lives of residents in the moments before the blaze. The news comes a day after officials released images showing the devastation inside one of the apartments.