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Trump's six-month approval rating hits historic low

Trump's six-month approval rating hits historic low

On July 16, President Donald Trump picked up the dubious distinction of scoring the lowest recorded approval rating of any president six months into his first term. The rating is for Trump's six-month stay and performance in the Oval Office. Former presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush had the same approval rating - 59 percent - at this point in their first terms.

The poll showed 67% of people asked believed members of Trump's team had helped the Kremlin interfere in U.S. elections and another 63% didn't like the fact Donald Trump Jr had met with a lawyer from Russian Federation.

Just 36% of Americans approve of the job the president has been doing since taking office in January, the ABC News/Washington Post poll finds.

As many previous polls have indicated, Trump's mounting scandals regarding whether his campaign colluded with Russian Federation in last year's election are not of concern to most rank-and-file Republicans.

Some 48 percent now feel the country's leadership is weaker than it was when Trump took office and only 27 percent feel it is stronger.

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He repeated an earlier assertion that Trump is not the subject of any current investigation into alleged Russian efforts to tilt last year's election in the Republican's favor.

A new ABC News-Washington Post poll had some dire news for President Donald Trump. That was lower than any president going back to Harry S Truman in 1945.

The president's 58 percent overall disapproval is 7 points higher than the next-highest disapproval rating at six months which belongs to President Bill Clinton in 1993, the poll shows. The poll also found that half of those surveyed preferred Obamacare to the GOP plan to replace it, while only 24% preferred the Republican plan. Moreover, 48 percent "strongly disapprove".

The poll was conducted from July 10 to July 13 and was comprised of 1,001 adults.

The Democratic Party also received negative marks - with 37% saying the party stands for something, and 52% believing the party stands "just against Trump". It was based on telephone interviews in a broad cross-section of counties that the President won during the election and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.