Donald Trump's approval hits record low

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The fresh survey indicates that almost half of all Americans - 48 percent - see the country's leadership in the world as weaker since Mr Trump was inaugurated in January, compared with 27 percent who say it is stronger.

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. That provides little incentive for Republican legislators in control of Congress to work against the president on Russian Federation or any other issue.

Other stats from the survey revealed two-thirds of respondents did not think Trump was great at negotiating with other countries and around half felt he wasn't getting anything done in general. ABC News reported that 60% think Russian Federation had a role in the 2016 presidential election, with more than half of those who held that opinion saying they thought Trump's campaign aided their efforts. Some 44 percent suspect Russian interference and think Mr. Trump benefited from their efforts.

Participants were split - 43%-41% - on Trump's handling of the economy.

Americans' views on Russia's role in the election continue to divide along partisan lines. Even more stinging, of those who believe so, 67 percent believe the Trump team was in on it.

The US Secret Service yesterday denied a suggestion from President Donald Trump's personal lawyer that it had vetted a meeting between the president's son and Russian nationals during the 2016 campaign.

Only 26 percent said holding the meeting appropriate, while 63 percent said it was inappropriate, according to the new poll.

The report also found Trump's approval rating had fallen by six points in the last three months. Partisan divisions in the poll were "35-23-35 percent, Democrats-Republicans-independents". Even for Mr Trump himself, it represents a 6 per cent drop in his popularity from April.

Forty-eight percent "strongly" disapprove of Trump's job performance, again slightly surpassing the strongest disapproval of Obama's career, in his fifth year.

Trump's predecessor, Barack Obama, never scored approval numbers this low.

In addition, 38 percent of those surveyed said Trump has not made significant progress toward his goals, with 55 percent thinking otherwise.

An ABC/Washington Post poll published overnight shows that President Donald Trump has earned a historical distinction, though not one he's likely to celebrate. About a quarter volunteer either "neither", say they want something else, or offer no opinion.

Maine's Susan Collins and Rand Paul of Kentucky have already said they will not support the legislation.

Sixteen percent said they aren't ready to rate his performance.

Half of respondents, 50 percent, said they preferred the current law, more than double the 24 percent who said they backed the GOP proposal. Republican proposals include major reductions in spending increases for Medicaid, while eliminating many taxes and fees imposed by the 2010 Affordable Care Act to expand the program.

And this new polling shows Americans are disgusted with Trump for a variety of self-inflicted reasons. Fifty-two percent said all Democrats are focused on is opposing Trump.

The Democratic Party also received negative marks - with 37% saying the party stands for something, and 52% believing the party stands "just against Trump".

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