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Trump's approval rating has dipped even lower

Trump's approval rating has dipped even lower

Over half of the Board Donald trump has the lowest approval rating among all USA presidents for the last 70 years.

Trump's standing, at this point in his presidency, is the opposite of Obama's and Bush's, who both enjoyed a 59 percent approval rating at this point in their administrations.

Trump's overall approval rating was down from 42 percent in April.

Responding on Twitter, Trump said his 36 percent approval rating - which he rounded up to 40 percent - "is not bad at this time".

The poll also found that 48 percent of the country thinks America is weaker since Trump took power in January, with only 27 percent believing it to be stronger.

Not only is Trump stunningly unpopular, but his support has already been reduced to base levels, and the bad news for this White House is that there is plenty of room for him to drop. Trump's Bastille Day visit to Paris came a day after the poll ended.

Trump tweeted about the poll on Sunday, saying "even though nearly 40% is not bad.[ABC/Washington Post poll] was just about the most inaccurate poll around election time!".

And this new polling shows Americans are disgusted with Trump for a variety of self-inflicted reasons. "The President had Secret Service protection at that point, and that raised a question with me", he told ABC News.

Mr. Trump's disapproval rating has jumped to 58 percent. A sampling: Two-thirds of those polled said they don't trust him to negotiate with world leaders.

The poor approval ratings are due in large part to the ongoing Russian Federation investigation as well as perceptions of Trump's ability to lead America on the world stage and the unpopularity of the proposed Republican health care bill.

Sixty percent said they believe that Russian Federation influence the 2016 presidential election. In contrast, 31% said Russian Federation didn't try to influence the election and just 14% said Trump aides didn't help or Trump didn't benefit from Moscow's efforts.

Americans' views on Russia's role in the election continue to divide along partisan lines. The perceived lack of an affirmative agenda weakens the Democrats' efforts to capitalize on Trump's failings.

The public is also wary of Trump's motives in his negotiations with other countries.

Mr Trump's troubles stem largely from the Russian controversy, according to the poll, with 63 per cent of respondents saying it was inappropriate for his son, Donald Trump Jr, to have met with a Russian lawyer in a bid to access information on Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election.