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Sunday, July 16, 2017

President Trump's standing with the American people has deteriorated since the spring, buffeted by perceptions of a decline in U.S. leadership abroad, a stalled presidential agenda at home and an unpopular Republican health-care bill, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. Approaching six months in office, Trump's overall approval rating has dropped to 36 percent from 42 percent in April. His disapproval rating has risen five points to 58 percent. Overall, 48 percent say they "disapprove strongly" of Trump's performance in office, a level never reached by former presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama and reached only in the second term of George W. Bush in Post-ABC polling




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Almost half of all Americans (48 percent) see the country's leadership in the world as weaker since Trump was inaugurated, compared with 27 percent who say it is stronger. Despite the fact that Trump campaigned as someone skilled at making deals that would be good for the country, majorities also say they do not trust him in negotiations with foreign leaders and in particular Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Just over one-third of all Americans say they trust the president either "a great deal" or "a good amount" in any such foreign negotiations. Asked specifically about Trump-Putin negotiations, almost 2 in 3 say they do not trust the president much, including 48 percent who say they do not trust the president "at all."


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"Last week, information was revealed by the New York Times that Donald Trump Jr. and two other senior campaign officials met with a Russian lawyer and others after being offered damaging information about Hillary Clinton and told that the information was part of a Russian government effort to help Trump.

Asked about this revelation, more than 6 in 10 Americans say the meeting was inappropriate, with just about a quarter saying it was appropriate. But almost half of all Republicans call the meeting appropriate."

half of all repubs must be brain dead or traitors to the U.S.

#1 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2017-07-16 02:06 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 3

I don't see him going much below 33-36% approval.
Which is abysmal.

#2 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2017-07-16 06:08 AM | Reply


I still think his floor is in the neighborhood of fifteen percent. But it's going to take some serious threat to people's values, er, money to peel him down that low.

#3 | Posted by Zed at 2017-07-16 09:34 AM | Reply

I still think his floor is in the neighborhood of fifteen percent.

I'd bet more like 25%. There are at least that many who think as long as there is a Republican in the White House nothing else matters.

#4 | Posted by REDIAL at 2017-07-16 10:24 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Cool. A poll. Lol..

#5 | Posted by homerj at 2017-07-16 11:10 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

What Redial said.

Even if it means the dastardly French take our place in leadership. The Repubs only care about about being big fish, don't care how tiny the pond is.

#6 | Posted by TedBaxter at 2017-07-16 11:18 AM | Reply

There is talk that he has a grand plan to kill the existing financial structure. All economist agree that we are in an artificial economy and there is no way for it to survive. The stock market is being propped up by the Fed buying stocks, yet since 2008, the economy has only achieved the 2% required growth rate (required to bouy the Fed) for two days. That's 2 days in 3285.

The talks says he is part of a globalist cult that wants to replace the existing financial structure with global cryto-currency based economies that know no borders or national ownership.

The goal? A two-tiered system. An official Oligarchy, a Plutocracy. His pals, the Russians, as well as the Chinese, know a thing or two about that. This is why he needs them, why he needs Saudi, why he will eventually need Iran more than Israel.

This is why he won the election. This is why he is untouchable. This is why his first victims will be his biggest fans.

#7 | Posted by kudzu at 2017-07-16 11:19 AM | Reply

Doesn't matter. Can't impeach The Dong because of bad poll numbers. Gotta get hard criminality that Mueller and his posse can chew on and spit out indictments that will force the senate to convict (Trump, as a serious egotist, will NEVER resign). Afterward we get the Pence freak show, complete with burkas all around and prison sentences for extramarital sex...

#8 | Posted by catdog at 2017-07-16 07:25 PM | Reply

If we lived in a democracy this would matter.

#9 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-07-16 08:15 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"Donald Trump is not happy about a new poll showing he has the lowest six-month approval rating of any president in the past 70 years.

The ABC News/Washington Post poll shows the president currently has just a 36% approval rating, showing a drop of 6 points since a similar poll taken after his first 100 days in office.

News of the poll did not impress the president, however, who tweeted about the poor results on Sunday morning, in a flurry of messages that also included a rant about the "fake news" media, comments on the U.S. Open, and a defense of his son Donald Jr.'s meeting with a Kremlin-linked Russian lawyer.

The ABC/Washington Post Poll, even though almost 40% is not bad at this time, was just about the most inaccurate poll around election time!
-- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 16, 2017

Indeed, Trump was unlikely to take news of the poll well, as his approval rating in the survey is unusually low"


poor poor dumb donald, Sad :(

#10 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2017-07-17 12:51 AM | Reply

Things could be worse.
Trumps incompetence has slowed the Republican agenda almost as much as a Democrat controlled House would have, so he has that going for him.

#11 | Posted by bored at 2017-07-17 01:24 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I also think the lower floor is about 25%.

That's about the same amount of Americans that admire Putin.

#12 | Posted by kudzu at 2017-07-17 08:56 AM | Reply

"All economist agree that we are in an artificial economy and there is no way for it to survive."

That is simply not true. FYI, when you start a sentence out with "All economist agree," then you know whatever comes after it is total b.s.

#13 | Posted by danni at 2017-07-17 09:01 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

25% mirrors the mental illness statistics.

#14 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2017-07-17 09:54 AM | Reply

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