President Donald Trump’s approval rating reached 50% for the first time since late April, according to a poll released by Rasmussen on Friday, June 16.
A new poll found that more than two-thirds of the American electorate disapproves of how President Donald Trump is handling his job as president.
The poll also found that 65% of responds feel that Trump has “little or no respect for the country’s democratic institutions and traditions”. That’s slightly higher than the 33 percent who disapproved in February’s UT/TT Poll, but he continues to get more positive than negative reviews.
Beneath the 43 approval to 51 percent disapproval rating – in which 25 percent of Texans polled said they strongly approve of Trump’s tenure and 44 percent said they strongly disapprove – there is some important good news for Trump: Republicans remain overwhelmingly in his corner. Trump’s support among Democrats and independents has always been pretty dismal-but now things are growing worse among his own party and the demographic groups that largely thrust him into the White House. Two in five Texas voters – predominantly Democrats – believe Russian Federation influenced the 2016 election and in a way that benefitted Trump.
A new poll shows more than half of Americans believe a climate full of political anger is what led a gunman to open fire on Republican congressmen as they practiced for a charity baseball event this week.
The other source of potential weakening support for Trump, which stretches back to the presidential campaign, are his personal qualities.
Almost as many Americans, 64 percent, disapprove of Trump’s climate change policies. “This hyper-partisanship and the increasingly tribal nature of politics, where Republicans look at a Republican president and see no flaws and Democrats look at a Republican president and can only see flaws”.
Americans are more divided over Trump’s handling of the threat of terrorism, with 47 per cent saying they approve and 52 per cent that they disapprove.
The AP-NORC poll of 1,068 adults was conducted June 8-11 using a sample drawn from NORC’s probability-based AmeriSpeak panel, which is created to be representative of the USA population.
The University of Texas/Texas Tribune internet survey of 1,200 registered voters was conducted from June 2 to June 11 and has an overall margin of error of +/- 2.83 percentage points.