President Donald Trump's approval rating has dipped to 50 percent in 439 select "surge" and "flip" counties in 16 states that fueled his victory last November, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, which was released in part Sunday morning.
That would seem to show mixed results, at best, from a series of high-profile foreign visits by Trump, including to Saudi Arabia and to a Group of 20 meeting in Germany, where he met with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Just 36 percent of Americans pilled approve of Trump's job performances, down six points from his 100-day mark, which itself was a low. While 52 percent think he is trying to interfere with investigations into Russia's possible election interference, that is down slightly from 56 percent in June.
Such views are an important element of Trump's poor job performance ratings.
The ABC-Post poll finds about 60 percent of Americans said they believe Russian Federation tried to meddle in the 2016 USA presidential election, while about 44 percent think Trump benefited from those attempts.
Good question. Mike Pence, Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, Ted Cruz, business leaders such as Stephen Schwarzman and Carl Icahn, and a raft of White House advisers, including the bulk of the National Security Council, can not fail to see the chaos, the incompetence, and the potential illegality in their midst, and yet they go on supporting, excusing, and deflecting attention from the President's behavior in order to protect their own ambitions and fortunes.
First Amendment advocates say the Trump's eight year-old Twitter account is a public forum, however, White Hose officials say that President Trump's tweets are official statements from the President. A 55 percent majority say Mr. Trump is not making significant progress toward his goals.
Six months into his presidency, Donald Trump remains as unpopular as ever, setting a course to become the most unpopular president at this point in his administration since the dawn of modern polling. Even among Republicans, well fewer than half, 41 percent, say they're refreshing. Forty-six percent of whites see them as unsafe, rising to 65 percent of nonwhites.
The spending from House Republicans and party committees appears to be mostly for fundraisers held at Trump properties. Some 37 percent say the party now stands for something, while 52 percent say it mainly stands against Mr. Trump.
Trump said the same during a gaggle with reporters on Air Force One as he flew to Paris last week. The poll surveyed 800 Americans by telephone, and reported a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5% points.