Donald Trump's approval rating falls to 36 percent in new poll

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Criticisms abound of his health care plan, his behavior representing the USA on the worldwide stage, the growing revelations of his administration's unsavory involvement with Russian officials and his overall effectiveness as President.

This weekend ABC and Washington Post were pushing as a news story that their poll of around 1,000 people that showed Trump's approval rating dropping to 36%.

His disapproval rating has risen five points to 58 percent. Overall, 48 percent say they "disapprove strongly" of the current USA president's performance in office.

In addition, 60% of respondents believe that Russian Federation was trying to influence the outcome of US presidential elections, and 67% are convinced that team trump helped her in this.

But, Sunday morning, Mr. Trump thanked his supporters and accused so-called fake news media of scorning his son.

This is the opposite of what Gallup found with Trump's two predecessors. Fifty-two percent said Trump's Twitter usage was "dangerous", while 65 percent said it was "insulting" and 68 percent said it was "inappropriate". I wonder which Republican in Montana was polled? Two thirds said they do not trust Trump to negotiate with other world leaders on the U.S. behalf. Asked specifically about Trump-Putin negotiations, nearly two in three say they do not trust the President much, including 48 per cent who say they do not trust the President "at all".

The polls show that a vast majority of Americans now question the man who currently occupies the White House.

The alleged scandal prompted 63 percent of the poll participants to disapprove of Trump Jr.'s action, while 67 percent of the Americans were not convinced that members of the Trump administration had nothing to do with influencing the 2016 election in their candidate's favor.

Just 41 per cent of that group, however - almost all of them Democrats - say the Trump campaign intentionally helped Russian Federation interfere. But it's got little to do with President Trump.

Americans' views on Russia's role in the election continue to divide along partisan lines. Sixty per cent believe Russian Federation meddled in the 2016 election, and 67% believe the Trump campaign colluded with Russian Federation.

The US intelligence community alleged that Russia meddled in the US presidential race previous year and connections existed between the Russian government and the Trump campaign, which the Kremlin has denied.

Maine's Susan Collins and Rand Paul of Kentucky have already said they will not support the legislation. Overall, 48 percent disapprove strongly of how he's doing.

The poll also offers a look at the perception of the Democratic party.

Republicans' legislative struggles may also be weighing on Trump's popularity. His standing is a mirror opposite of Obama and Bush at this point in their first terms.

Just under half of respondents (48 percent) said that America's leadership in the world has gotten weaker under Trump, while only 34 percent answered that they trust the president to negotiate on the United States' behalf with other world leaders to a good or great deal.

Thirty-eight per cent of those surveyed believe Trump is making significant progress towards his goals, while 55% feel he is not. Twice as many of those surveyed preferred the Obamacare health program as favoured Republican plans to replace it.



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