Trump’s approval rating at record low – The Hill
President Trump’s approval rating after six months in office is the lowest of any president in the past 70 years, according to a new poll.
Just 36 percent of Americans in the ABC News/Washington Post poll released early Sunday approve of the job Trump is doing, while 58 percent disagree.
Trump’s approval rating has fallen 6 points since a similar survey 100 days into his presidency, pollsters noted, which was also a low.
The latest results follow news that Donald TrumpDonald TrumpControversy over Trump Jr. meeting shows no signs of losing steam House Democrat: Party is struggling to ‘provide the meat’ in messaging Trump launching ‘Made in America’ campaign MORE Jr. met with a Russian lawyer offering damaging information about Democratic candidate Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonControversy over Trump Jr. meeting shows no signs of losing steam OPINION | Memo to Ty Cobb: The ‘Lanny Davis’ model starts with the top Trump blasts poll showing him with record low approval rating MORE.Almost two-thirds of Americans, 63 percent, said that meeting was inappropriate.
Sixty percent also said Russia tried to influence the campaign.
Americans also questioned the president’s effectiveness, the results show.
Just 38 percent said he’s making significant progress on his agenda, while 55 percent said he is not.
Trump’s competence on the world stage is also a concern, according to the poll.
Two-thirds of Americans don’t trust him to negotiate with world leaders on America’s behalf, and about half, 48 percent, say the U.S.’s world leadership has become weaker under Trump.
Half of Americans also said they prefer ObamaCare over the Republican plan to replace it, which is supported by 24 percent.
The survey of 1,001 adults, conducted between June 10-13, has a margin of error of 3.5 percent.
Democrats outweighed Republicans in the survey, 35 percent to 23 percent, while 35 percent of respondents identified as independents.