The Difference Between Donald Trump And Barack Obama's Approval Ratings Is Crazy

Stutterstock  well

Obama's worst approval rating was 40 percent, which was recorded during his sixth year in the White House.

Opinions over Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and whether the Trump campaign colluded with Moscow - a subject of multiple investigations - divided sharply along partisan lines.

Only 34% of respondents said they trust Trump either a great deal or a good amount to conduct negotiations on America's behalf with foreign leaders, while 47% said they don't trust him to do so.

The ABC-Post poll finds a majority, about 60 per cent, of Americans said they believe Russian Federation tried to meddle in the 2016 United States presidential election, while about 44 per cent think Trump benefited from those attempts.

Results of the poll, carried out by US Broadcaster ABC News and newspaper Washington Post, come amid a wider perceptions of a decline in US global influence, a much-delayed Republican agenda, and unfolding stories about alleged Russia's links to the 2016 Trump campaign.

However, while it's true that Trump won the election by taking the electoral college, the ABC/Washington Post poll was close in its numbers for the popular vote, which had Clinton at 48 percent and Trump at 46 percent.

A new national poll out Sunday shows just 36 percent of Americans approve of Mr. Trump's job performance so far.

Before turning to that question, an important caveat is that a widely cited average of Trump approval rating polls by Real Clear Politics does show Trump's rating hovering around 40 percent.

The President's approval rating tends to be higher among men than woman (12 points higher, to be exact), and higher among seniors versus those in the 18-29 year-old category. According to Sunday's poll, half of Americans said they prefer ObamaCare over the new Republican plan to replace it, with the plan only supported by 24 per cent of respondents. Self-identified Republicans agree with Trump on issues, with 87 percent saying they approve, but only 75 percent say he has the personality and leadership qualities the position demands.

RealClearPolitics, after aggregating the last seven national surveys released from July 11 through July 16, found that Trump now has an average approval rating of 40 percent and an average disapproval of 55 percent.

The poll, conducted July 10-13, has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.



Other news