Trump's Approval Ratings Drop to 36 Percent, Poll Shows

Trump's Approval Ratings Drop to 36 Percent, Poll Shows

Trump's Approval Ratings Drop to 36 Percent, Poll Shows

The number is lower than for any previous United States president in polls dating back 70 years. That is the lowest rating, six months into the tenure of any USA president, since such polling began in 1945.

But the ongoing Russian Federation controversy is taking a toll.

These results also came on the heels of revelations that Donald Trump Jr. met with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya last June to obtain damaging information on Hillary Clinton that was offered "as part of Russia and its government's support of Mr. Trump", according to emails Trump Jr. posted online. But while 36 percent approve of Trump overall, only 25 percent approve strongly.

Just 28 per cent of those polled said they think Trump is making significant progress toward his goals, while 55 per cent think otherwise.

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Only a third of those polled trust the president to do a good job in worldwide negotiations, while two-thirds do not trust him in potential dealings with Russian President Vladimir Putin, whom Trump met this month of the first time. A poll carried by Gallup revealed Donald Trump's popularity in public. As Republican senators attempt to pass major healthcare legislation, the poll finds about twice as many Americans prefer the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, to GOP plans for replacing it - 50 per cent to 24 per cent.

Fifty-seven percent of respondents said that the more they hear about the president, the less they like him.

The survey released yesterday showed just 36% of Americans thought he was doing a good job. Even more stinging, of those who believe so, 67 percent believe the Trump team was in on it.

Trump's handling of the economy also isn't a disaster: Forty-three percent approve of it compared to 41 percent who disapprove and 16 percent who are unsure.

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Sixteen percent said they aren't ready to rate his performance. However, former presidents and Democratic leaders like Barack Obama and Bill Clinton remained quite popular during their multiple terms.

The president dismissed his dismal approval rating in a tweet.

Thirty-eight percent of Republicans and 48% of white evangelical Protestants also deemed Trump's behavior unpresidential, according to the poll. Partisan divisions are 35-23-35 percent, Democrats-Republicans-independents.

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