Thursday, 18 January, 2018

National Poll Shows Major dip in Trump Approval Rating

Mainstream Media CNN Fake News Get Trump If the media believed Russian hacking was a crime against our democracy why did they publish the fruits of that crime
Melinda Barton | 18 July, 2017, 04:07

His disapproval rating has risen five points since then, to 58%, according to a comparison of the two polls.

Opinions over Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and whether the Trump campaign colluded with Moscow - a subject of multiple investigations - divided sharply along partisan lines.

Some media outlets went as far as to say Trump's low approval ratings were the worst in 70 years for any president after six months in office, and one publication said it was the worst ever for any White House incumbent at this stage.

Trump didn't seem that concerned about the poll results on Sunday, taking to Twitter to question the credibility of the survey while also noting that "almost 40% is not bad at this time".

So what to make Trump's claim that his six-month approval rating is "not bad"?

Mr Trump's standing with the American people has worsened amid mounting criticism of alleged Russian links to his campaign team, healthcare reform, and perceptions of weaker U.S. leadership overseas.

ABC News reported that 60% think Russian Federation had a role in the 2016 presidential election, with more than half of those who held that opinion saying they thought Trump's campaign aided their efforts.

A lot of folk clapped back with proof that ABC and Washington Post proved to be the most accurate, but this host of an American political radio show condensed his opinion on the entire issue down quite succinctly, when it was revealed that 36 percent of the poll-takers were Democrats, and 23 percent were Republicans.

The poll shows that only 36% of Americans polled approve of the beginning of Trump's tenure as president of the United States.

That represents a drop of six points from Trump's job approval rating at the 100-day mark of his presidency.

Already, the Republican Senate leadership has delayed a vote planned for next week on repealing ObamaCare - a key promise of the Trump campaign - after failing to get 50 votes in support of the new bill. Eleven percent said terrorism was most important, while immigration and climate change were both rated most important by 10% of respondents.

Just 37 percent said that the Democratic Party "stands for something" while more than half - 52 percent - said it is merely standing in opposition to Trump. Other respondents used more positive word-associations, including 41 percent who said the president's tweets were "interesting" and 21 percent who called them "refreshing".

The poll surveyed 600 adults in these counties between July 8-12 and has a plus or minus 5.3 percentage point margin of error in "flip" counties and a plus or minus 6.1 percentage point margin of error in "surge" counties.