Published: Wed, July 19, 2017
Global Media | By Garry Long

Trump Rounds Record-Low 36 Percent Approval Number to 40

Trump Rounds Record-Low 36 Percent Approval Number to 40

American support for President Donald Trump has hit a record low six months after he assumed office, according to a poll released Sunday, quoted by Anadolu Agency. Roughly 4 in 10 believe members of Mr. Trump's campaign intentionally aided Russian efforts to influence the election, though suspicions have changed little since the spring.

A federal special counsel and several congressional panels are investigating allegations by USA intelligence agencies that Russian Federation meddled in the 2016 US presidential election to hurt Clinton and help Trump. Overall, 60 percent of all American adults said Russian Federation tried to tilt the elections, a slight increase from 56 percent in April. More than two-thirds in the Post-ABC poll say that Trump's tweets are "inappropriate" (68%) or "insulting (65%)".

President Trump's approval rating on the economy, in contrast to his overall rating, is about one-to-one, with 43 percent giving him positive marks and 41 percent giving him negative ratings. Other surveys indicate Trump's personality is what fuels the majority of his critics' disapproval.

The counties Trump flipped in 2016-counties he won that former President Barack Obama won in 2012-gave the relatively new president an approval rating of just 44 percent. And 53 percent said they trust The Washington Post more than the president, while 38 percent chose Trump and 9 percent were not sure.

If Trump can't make progress quickly on other signature campaign promises such as a massive tax cut and increased spending on infrastructure, investors could react negatively.

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Chinese and Russian influence has also caused newly-elected South Korean President Moon Jae-in to push back against THAAD installations.

United States stocks and the dollar enjoyed a ferocious rally in the immediate aftermath of Mr Trump's election victory in November, propped up by promises of tax cuts and regulatory rollbacks, but in recent months the rise in equities has slowed and the dollar has edged lower. Only 17 percent of Bush critics and 14 percent of Obama critics disapproved of them primarily due to their personalities.

The U.S. dollar slumped against major currencies on Tuesday after Republicans abandoned their latest plan to repeal Obamacare. Some 37 percent say the party now stands for something, while 52 percent say it mainly stands against Mr. Trump.

According to his client, the individual was asked to go to the meeting at Trump Tower last June with the understanding he would be Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya's translator because she didn't speak English, Balber said.

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.

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