6 months in, Trump's approval rating lowest in 70 years

Jay Anderson
July 17, 2017

President Donald Trump's approval rating has hit the lowest mark ever for any president who has been in office for six months, according to a new poll released on Saturday.

It's put Mr Trump's six-month approval rating at a historic 70-year low for a president, amid mounting controversy over Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Buffeted by the Russian Federation probe, perception of a declining world role and a stalled domestic agenda, US President Donald Trump's approval rating has hit a new low, according to a new poll.

Political opponents see the email revelations as the most concrete evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation during the election. Even more stinging, of those who believe so, 67 percent believe the Trump team was in on it.

Two thirds said they do not trust Trump to negotiate with other world leaders on the United States behalf.

Healthcare was also a contentious point, with 50% wanting him to keep Obamacare and not make changes.

The Republican National Committee sent a one-question poll to some of Trump's fans.

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Donald trump the worst rating among all presidents.

According to the Washington Post, that disapproval rating is even more troubling than it first seems: 48% of Americans polled said they "strongly" disapprove of Trump's presidency so far.

The poll was conducted after reports in The New York Times revealed Donald Trump Jr. and officials from his father's presidential campaign met with a Russian lawyer and others who said they had incriminating information about Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. Partisan divisions in the poll were "35-23-35 percent, Democrats-Republicans-independents". Half those polls says the American leadership has grown weaker under Trump.

A bio on the website of Cobb's former firm, Hogan Lovells, says that "Clients managing crises, allegations of corruption, and other critical matters turn to Ty to guide them".

Trump himself has said he was unaware of the meeting between his son and the Russian lawyer until a few days ago.

A total of 63 percent of respondents said the meeting was inappropriate, while just 26 percent said it was appropriate. Fifty-two percent said all Democrats are focused on is opposing Trump. That means the projection for Clinton was within the poll's margin of error of 2.5 percentage points, while the prediction for Trump was about a percentage point outside that margin of error.

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