President Trump has reached a new low — for approval rating.
Trump’s six-month approval rating is 36%, the lowest for any president over the past 70 years, according to an ABC News/Washington Post poll released Sunday.
The previous low was Gerald Ford’s 39% approval rating in February 1975 after he assumed office from Richard Nixon, who resigned amid the Watergate scandal.
Nearly 60% of participants, meanwhile, disapprove of Trump, topping Bill Clinton’s disapproval rating of 51% in July 1993.
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Participants were especially critical of the President’s handling of foreign diplomacy.
Nearly half of respondents (48%) believe U.S. leadership has gotten weaker under Trump, compared to 27% who say it’s gotten stronger.
In terms of negotiating on the United States’ behalf, 66% are less trusting of Trump working with world leaders, and the same percentage was less trusting of Trump dealing with Russia President Vladimir Putin.
For health care, participants prefer Obamacare over any Republican replacement, 50% to 24%.
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The Democratic Party also received negative marks — with 37% saying the party stands for something, and 52% believing the party stands “just against Trump.”
Participants were split — 43%-41% — on Trump’s handling of the economy.
The poll was conducted among 1,001 adults from July 10-13, as controversy intensified around a June 2016 meeting between Trump campaign members and a Russian lawyer.
Trump, for his part, didn’t seem fazed by the poll results.
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“The ABC/Washington Post Poll, even though almost 40% is not bad at this time, was just about the most inaccurate poll around election time!” he wrote.
Trump, tweeting throughout the morning Sunday, also blasted Hillary Clinton, U.S. Women’s Open protesters, and the specter of Russia connections to his campaign.
“HillaryClinton (sic) can illegally get the questions to the Debate & delete 33,000 emails but my son Don is being scorned by the Fake News Media?” he wrote in one missive.
“Thank you to former campaign adviser Michael Caputo for saying so powerfully that there was no Russian collusion in our winning campaign,” he added minutes later.
- donald trump
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