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Trump Receives Lowest Six Month Approval Rating Of Any President

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Sammy Stanley | 17 July, 2017, 16:26

Donald Trump has the lowest ever six-month approval ratings for a US President, according to a new poll.

Only 36 percent of Americans think he's doing a good job, according to the latest Washington Post/ABC News poll.

Similarly, the president's disapproval rating has jumped five points to 58 per cent, according to the survey of 1,001 adults.

Trump, who is known to keep a close eye on polls, responded with predictable scorn, tweeting that the ABC-Washington Post polls were "just about the most inaccurate poll around election time".

Public perceptions of Russia's role in last year's presidential contest and ongoing Republican troubles in reforming health care have dogged Trump's numbers.

Sixty-three per cent of Americans felt a meeting between the President's son Donald Trump Jr and a Russian lawyer who claimed to have damaging information about Hillary Clinton was "inappropriate". Forty-eight percent of respondents "strongly disapprove" of Trump, depths never reached by Bill Clinton or Barack Obama, and only managed by George W. Bush during the post-Katrina chapter of his second term.

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.

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Besides, roughly 4 in 10 Americans said they see Trump's campaign team intentionally helped Russian efforts to influence the election. A 55 per cent majority say Trump is not making significant progress toward his goals.

Mr Trump's approval rating is also down six points since his 100-day milestone.

The president dismissed his dismal approval rating in a tweet.

Respondents also seem to hold a more negative view of Trump's capabilities on the world stage, with just 27% saying America's global leadership has gotten strong since he took office, while 48% believe it has gotten weaker.

Disapproving respondents cited the Trump family's incredibly sketchy dealings with Russian Federation, the wildly unpopular Republican healthcare bill, and the truly embarrassing sight Trump strikes when dealing with other world leaders. Half of Americans preferred Obamacare to the proposals the Republicans have drawn up to replace it.

- 24 percent say that, since taking office, Trump has "acted in a way that's fitting and proper for a president of the United States". Even more stinging, of those who believe so, 67 percent believe the Trump team was in on it.

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