Trump picks lawyer Ty Cobb to handle Russia probe

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Luglio 17, 2017

Trump's six-month approval rating is 36%, the lowest for any president over the past 70 years, according to an ABC News/Washington Post poll released Sunday.

Nonetheless, the Russian Federation controversy is only one of Trump's troubles.

The poll was conducted July 10 through July 13, as the news was breaking that Donald Trump Jr. had met with a Russian lawyer during the 2016 election because he was promised compromising information on Hillary Clinton.

On Saturday, CNN reported the meeting held at Trump Tower with Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort included at least eight people, not four, as had initially been reported.

A federal special counsel and several congressional panels are investigating allegations by U.S. intelligence agencies that Russian Federation meddled in the 2016 USA presidential election to hurt Clinton and help Trump.

Thirty-eight per cent of those surveyed believe Trump is making significant progress towards his goals, while 55% feel he is not.

Half of respondents, 50 percent, said Trump's performance in office has been worse than his predecessors, while just 23 percent it was better.

Sixty percent also say they believe Russian Federation meddled in the election, while more than two-thirds (67 percent) say they believe Trump aides helped Russian Federation in this effort.

His disapproval rating was also at a record high at 58%, according to the ABC News and The Washington Post survey. President Trump has long contended polling results do not accurately reflect the voting results and the potential inclusion of illegals in polling would sway results against him, since he is working to fight illegal immigration.

Also, 6 in 10 believe Russian Federation sought to influence the campaign, and among those who believe so, 67 percent say Trump's aides helped, similar to results released in April.

Mr Trump's overall approval rating was down from 42 per cent in April. Among Democrats, 8 in 10 believe Russian Federation attempted to influence the election and more than 6 in 10 think members of Mr. Trump's team attempted to aid their efforts.

Meanwhile, only 59 percent of Republicans back their party's proposal, though only 11 percent say they prefer Obamacare. Meanwhile, fewer than 4 in 10 say the Democratic Party now stands for something, while a slight majority say it "just stands against Trump".

The Republican National Committee sent a one-question poll to some of Trump's fans. However, almost half (48 percent) of all Republicans polled said the meeting was in fact appropriate.

It could also be a random poll they send out every once in a while, but the timing - combined with the fact that the RNC asked nothing else - points to it being a specific response.

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