Trump's six-month approval rating hits historic low

Bruno Cirelli
Luglio 19, 2017

A new poll showed Sunday the approval rating for US President Donald Trump, who approaches six months in office, sits at 36 percent after a steady decline since springtime, lower than that of any of his predecessors in 70 years.

The ABC-Post poll finds a majority, about 60 per cent, of Americans said they believe Russian Federation tried to meddle in the 2016 USA presidential election, while about 44 per cent think Trump benefited from those attempts.

Americans are losing faith in President Trump's ability to deliver on key economic campaign promises but still expect major action on immigration, according to a poll released by Bloomberg on Monday.

The Washington Post and ABC recently conducted polls asking for their opinion of Trump in the last 6 months and his approval ratings compared to the campaign just might surprise you.

"The ABC/Washington Post Poll, even though nearly 40% is not bad at this time, was just about the most inaccurate poll around election time!" the President tweeted.

Just 38 percent of those polled said they think Trump is making significant progress toward his goals, while 55 percent think otherwise.

Half of respondents, 50 percent, said they preferred the current law, more than double the 24 percent who said they backed the GOP proposal.

Trump has consistently referred to scandals surrounding Clinton and attacks against her even as his own scandals pile up against him and his administration.

Mr Trump also sent one of his private lawyers, Mr Jay Sekulow, to appear on five Sunday talk shows to argue that there was nothing illegal about his son's meeting with the Russian attorney past year. However, she won the popular vote, despite continued unsubstantiated protests from the president.

Half of Americans say Mr. Trump is doing a worse job than most past presidents, while just under one-quarter say he is doing better, and a similar share say he is faring about the same as previous presidents.

The WSJ/NBC survey comes amid other poor polling for the President.

The poll also found that 63% of respondents said it was more important for the federal government to provide health care to low-income Americans than cut taxes, while 27% said it was more important to reduce taxes than provide that care.

There is, of course, a chance that Trump is, again, right - that no matter what the polls show, his redefining of what "presidential" means and looks like as well as his constant tweeting endear him as an outsider to voters. Some 37 percent say the party now stands for something, while 52 percent say it mainly stands against Mr. Trump. The poll's margin of error was plus-or-minus 3.5 points.

The ABC News/Washington Post poll was conducted from July 10-13 in both English and Spanish, reaching 1,001 adults nationwide via landlines and cell phones.

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