Trump's approval rating plunges to 70-year low

18 July, 2017, 04:23 | Author: Valerie Burke
  • Donald Trump

Yes, that is the highest disapproval rating of ANY standing President at the six-month point for the last 70 years, besting the previous record-holder Clinton, who had a 51 percent disapproval rating, but a 45 percent approval rating. His overall approval rating is down to 36 percent.

The partisan divide over the business-mogul-turned-president remains, the poll shows.

On Trump's worldwide influence, 48% said they see the United States' leadership in the world as getting weaker since Trump took office, compared with 27% who say it has grown stronger and 23% who say it has stayed about the same.

The Washington Post-ABC News poll shows 60 percent believe the Russian government tried to influence the outcome of the 2016 election and 41 percent feel Trump's campaign intentionally helped Russia sabotage Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

Politico reports, President Trump's famous Twitter habit got a very strong rebuke from those polled, with 67 percent responding they disapprove of his use of the social media platform. Gallup has been conducting the approval rating poll of all US President's presidencies since Harry S Truman.

While President Donald Trump's approval rating continues to lag, many of his supporters in the Republican base remain by his side.

Trump's negative numbers is an outlier among other top Republican pols in the state - Sens.

He tweeted that winning 40 percent approval wasn't bad "at this time" and claimed that ABC and The Washington Post's polling was the most inaccurate leading up to the election.

Sixty-three percent of Americans polled believe it was not appropriate for Trump's son, son-in-law and campaign manager to have meetings with a Russian lawyer during the campaign for the presidential election a year ago. Gallup conducts the approval rating poll after six months presidency of the U.S. presidents.

The average drop in approval is eight percentage points, but Trump's rating is 14 percent lower than it was when he took office, according to the report. Only 35 percent agree with Trump on issues and 25 percent approve of his personality and leadership.

According to a Bloomberg News National Poll, 35 percent of respondents said they thought health care was the most important issue facing the country, with only 6 percent stating that relations with Russian Federation were the top priority.

Just 41 per cent of that group, however - almost all of them Democrats - say the Trump campaign intentionally helped Russian Federation interfere.

Trump's standing, at this point in his presidency, is the opposite of Obama's and Bush's, who both enjoyed a 59 percent approval rating early in their administrations.

The poll randomly sampled 1,001 adults from July 10 to July 13.

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