Trump's Approval Rating Hits Record Low 6 Months In

Gladys Abbott
July 17, 2017

According to a new ABC / Washington Post poll, no president in the last 70 years has polled as low at the six-month mark as President Donald Trump is now.

The number is down from 42% in April, while his disapproval numbers have risen to 58%.

Perceptions about the role of Russian Federation in the 2016 election and possible collusion or cooperation with Trump campaign associates continue to be a drag on the president, though like many other questions, results show a clear partisan divide.

The poll, produced by Langer Research Associates from July 10-13, showed respondents were concerned by the ongoing investigation into Russia's alleged interference in the US election, the recent news Trump's son Donald Jr. had met with a Kremlin-linked Russian lawyer prior to the election, and the president's plan to repeal and replace Obamacare. An Iowa news director emailed CNN's Brian Stelter last week and said conservatives in his state were "extremely angry" at the press because they think the legacy media are using Russian Federation stories to "oust" Trump. Even Frances Townsend, who advised former President George W. Bush on homeland security, joined in on the criticism, accusing Trump's lawyer of throwing Secret Service agents "under the bus".

Opinion is also almost evenly split with regards to how Trump is handling the economy.

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Only 26 percent said holding the meeting appropriate, while 63 percent said it was inappropriate, according to the new poll.

The emails show music promoter Rob Goldstone telling the future president's son that "the crown prosecutor of Russia" had offered "to provide the Trump campaign with some official documents and information that would incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russian Federation and would be very useful to your father".

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Despite having an overall low rating, statistics reveal dramatic differences in approval from different groups - for example, conservative Republicans rate Trump at a 90% approval versus liberal Democrats rating him at 5%.

Two-thirds of those surveyed also said they do not trust Trump to negotiate with other world leaders.

Meanwhile, 55 percent say Trump is not making significant progress toward his goals.

Seventeen percent said they prefer neither.

Among liberal Democrats, the figure if five percent.

Sixteen percent said they aren't ready to rate his performance.

Recall that the congressmen brad Sherman and al green from the Democratic party launched an initiative on impeachment of the President of the United States Donald Trump.

The poll was conducted from July 10 to July 13 and was comprised of 1,001 adults.

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