Only 1 in 4 Americans strongly support Trump

Posted July 17, 2017

Donald Trump's approval ratings have fallen to the lowest level of any US President in history.

In fact, 18% of Americans approve of the job Trump is doing even though they do not think he has the proper make-up to be president. Overall, 48 percent disapprove strongly of how he's doing.

The approval rating for Trump, who approaches six months in office, is lower than that of any of his predecessors in 70 years, Xinhua reported.

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.

The Russia scandal looms large: 63 percent said it was "inappropriate for Trump's son, son-in-law and campaign manager to have met with a Russian lawyer during the campaign", and six in ten think Russia "tried to influence the campaign". Based on an ABC News/Washington Post poll, Americans are not satisfied with Trump's competence on the world stage, his effectiveness, his healthcare plan as well as his handling of Russia's alleged intervention in the 2016 election.

That poll, released on the eve of the vote, showed Hillary Clinton leading Trump by 4 points (47 percent to 43 percent) nationally. Meanwhile, fewer than 4 in 10 say the Democratic Party now stands for something, while a slight majority say it "just stands against Trump".

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Treasure Island Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, Oct. 8, 2015. That marks a six-point decline from Trump's approval rating after his first 100 days in office. Half of Americans preferred Obamacare to the proposals the Republicans have drawn up to replace it. Also, 55 percent said that he is not making significant progress toward his goals. At that time, 71% of Americans said they agreed with Bush on issues. Trump is now in the middle of the Republican base average, so if he drops, it will signal to Congressional Republicans that his president has lost his grip on his party's base, and they are free to break with him.

However, that is not the case for Trump, particularly among Democrats and independents, but also a fair number of Republicans.

Yep, that is a 36 percent approval rating, and a 58 percent disapproval rating. Their results have a margin of error of 3.5 percent.