WSJ Poll: Trump Still Strong in Counties He Won


On Sunday, Trump brushed off the poll, saying it has a history of inaccuracy, while rounding up his approval rating to 40 percent.

That statistic is just one of the things revealed in a new ABC News-Washington Post poll on Trump and how Americans think he is doing. Forty-eight percent of respondents "strongly disapprove" of Trump, depths never reached by Bill Clinton or Barack Obama, and only managed by George W. Bush during the post-Katrina chapter of his second term. Among the presidents dating back 70 years or more, Harry S. Truman had the highest approval rating at 82 percent, while Gerald Ford had the lowest approval rating at 39 percent in February 1975.

Two-thirds of Americans don't trust Trump to negotiate with world leaders and only 27 percent think the country's leadership on the global stage has gotten stronger since January.

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.

The president's job approval rating looks quite different in the counties that propelled him to victory previous year, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

Trump obviously got word of the results, and took to his favourite form of social media to vent his. well, they're not exactly frustrations, but. we're not exactly sure what we should be calling them.

More than half (55%) of those polled thought Trump was not making significant progress toward his goals.

But then, these basement-level numbers are nothing new for Trump.

Trump's approval rating on the economy, in contrast to his overall rating, is about one-to-one, with 43 per cent giving him positive marks and 41 per cent giving him negative ratings.

It also found 60 per cent of Americans think Russian Federation tried to influence the presidential race, and of those 67 per cent say Trump aides were complicit.

Secondly, to say it is "not bad at this time" is just plain false.

On the domestic policy front, 50 percent said they preferred the existing health care system, known as Obamacare, and only 24 percent preferred the Republican bill proposed by Trump as a replacement.

Just 37 percent said that the Democratic Party "stands for something" while more than half - 52 percent - said it is merely standing in opposition to Trump.