Donald Trump Now Has Lowest Approval Rating Of Any US President Going Back 70 Years
July 16, 2017
(NATIONAL) -- Just how unpopular is President Trump with the majority of the American people?
ABC News graph shows Trump approval rating lowest in 70 years for any President at six month mark. Image credit: ABC News. CLICK TO ENLARGE
According to ABC News, Americans give the brash New York billionaire the lowest six-month job approval rating of any president in polls dating back 70 years, "Punctuated by questions about his competence on the world stage, his effectiveness, the GOP health care plan and Russia’s role in the 2016 election," says an ABC News report .
The story, published today says just 36 percent of Americans polled in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll approve of Trump’s job performance -- and that is down 6 points from his 100-day mark, which in itself was a low mark.
"The previous president closest to this level at or near six months was Gerald Ford, at 39 percent, in February 1975," says the ABC report.
The poll, produced for the network by Langer Research Associates notes that 63% of those polled said it was, "Inappropriate for Trump’s son, son-in-law and campaign manager to have met with a Russian lawyer during the campaign. Six in 10 also think Russia tried to influence the campaign, and among those who say so, 67 percent think Trump aides helped, similar to results in April."
In other areas of the Trump Presidency, the polls shows just 38 percent of Americans say Trump is making significant progress toward his goals; 55 percent think not.
Also, two-thirds of Americans don’t trust him to negotiate with other world leaders -- or with Russian President Vladimir Putin specifically -- on America’s behalf and roughly 50% say the country’s world leadership has grown weaker under Trump; just 27 percent say it’s gotten stronger.