Loading...

Author Topic: Donald Trump says Less than 40 Percent Approval Rating for him is Not Bad'  (Read 165 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline newspostng

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 593
    • View Profile


President Donald Trump's approval ratings, the lowest ever for a first-term U.S. leader, are in decline, but he said Sunday that "almost 40% is not bad at this time."

Trump offered his assessment in a Twitter comment after a new Washington Post/ABC News poll showed his approval rating dropping from 42 percent in April to 36 percent. His unfavorable rating is up five points to 58 percent and 48 percent saying they "disapprove strongly" of his performance during the first six months of his White House tenure.

Trump described the Post/ABC poll as "just about the most inaccurate poll around election time!" The Gallup tracking poll averaging results on Trump's performance over a three-day period showed a similar current negative finding on Friday, 57-38 unfavorable.

The Post said Trump's low standing was "never reached" by former presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, although George W. Bush's standing did hit that level during his second term.

Almost half of the U.S. population, 48 percent, thinks the country's standing in the world has deteriorated under Trump, while 27 percent say it is stronger.

Nearly half of Americans, 48 percent, when asked specifically about Trump negotiating with Russian President Vladimir Putin, said they do not trust Trump "at all."

The poll was conducted after reports in The New York Times disclosed that Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., and officials from his father's presidential campaign met last year with a Russian lawyer and others who claimed to have incriminating information about Trump's Democratic challenger, Hillary Clinton.

The meeting was called "inappropriate" by more than six in 10 Americans, with a quarter saying it was appropriate. Almost half of all Republicans, however, said the meeting was appropriate.

On the plus side, opinions about Trump's economic proposals were evenly divided, with 43 percent of respondents approving and 41 percent disapproving. Trump also benefited from perceptions that the Democratic Party stands for nothing but opposition to the president.

Trump's standing, at this point in his presidency, is the opposite of Obama's and Bush's, who both enjoyed a 59 percent approval rating early in their administrations. The Post said Trump's popularity now is closer to that of Bill Clinton who had a record low of 43 percent approval rating in late June 1993, before it improved later in the year. Clinton had announced plans to raise taxes in February that year and was facing criticism after firing the White House travel office staff.



 

US Presidential Aspirant Trump released book?Crippled America' outshined rivals

Started by internet police

Replies: 0
Views: 155
Last post November 04, 2015, 11:07:15 PM
by internet police
Embattled US Republican presidential candidate Trump defend relations with women

Started by mastercode

Replies: 0
Views: 232
Last post August 10, 2015, 09:36:29 AM
by mastercode
U.S. Republican presidential front-runner Trump Faces New Scrutiny Over Abortion

Started by internet police

Replies: 0
Views: 380
Last post April 01, 2016, 09:21:05 AM
by internet police
Hilary Clinton Gaining Ground on Trump as US Polls draws nearer

Started by yungcrux

Replies: 0
Views: 151
Last post June 27, 2016, 07:36:47 PM
by yungcrux
Trump, Clinton Head to States Where They Trail As US election draws Nearer

Started by mastercode

Replies: 0
Views: 146
Last post November 07, 2016, 01:12:19 AM
by mastercode
US election: Clinton narrowly leads Trump ahead voting Tuesday

Started by Ereporter

Replies: 0
Views: 118
Last post November 07, 2016, 08:34:36 PM
by Ereporter
Trump Party divided as Russian diplomats ordered to leave the US within 72 hours

Started by mastercode

Replies: 0
Views: 300
Last post January 02, 2017, 11:04:14 AM
by mastercode
White House slams Trump's plan to ban Muslims from entering US

Started by admin

Replies: 0
Views: 289
Last post December 08, 2015, 06:15:03 AM
by admin
Trump's Intel Revelations to Russians 'Wholly Appropriate' - Says White House

Started by newspostng

Replies: 0
Views: 192
Last post May 17, 2017, 07:00:47 AM
by newspostng
I am the only one who could defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton in US Poll - Trump

Started by yungcrux

Replies: 0
Views: 240
Last post February 22, 2016, 10:33:56 AM
by yungcrux