Poll Finds Most Americans Support Transgender Military Service

Posted August 04, 2017

Trump's disapproval rating has been on the rise since taking office in January, when 44 percent said they disapprove of the newly inaugurated leader. Six months in, Trump had the worst approval rating of any president since modern polling began.

"The new Rasmussen Poll, one of the most accurate in the 2016 Election, just out with a Trump 50% Approval Rating", Trump tweeted out.

Only 22 percent of American voters said President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress should repeal all of the Affordable Care Act.

President Trump hit a record low approval in a new poll from Quinnipiac University - only 33 percent of Americans now approve of the president (margin of error +/- 3.4 percentage points). That's an increase in disapproval of 6 points since Quinnipiac's last poll in June. However, 58 percent still think he is a strong person and 55 percent think he is intelligent.

A little over a week ago, President Donald Trump announced on Twitter that the USA military would no longer let transgender people serve in the military, reversing the policy established by former President Barrack Obama. Only 2%(!) of Democrats approve of the way the president is handling his job. The new figures, says Quinnipiac, are the lowest approval and highest disapproval number since Trump took office. In late June, 84% of Republicans approved of Trump's performance - now, 76% of Republicans say the same.

The Quinnipiac poll surveyed 1,125 voters nationwide between July 27 and August 1 over landline telephones and cellphones.

And while it's generally true that it's best not to focus too heavily on any individual poll, FiveThirtyEight found this week that Trump's average approval rating across all polling reached an all-time low, while his disapproval reaching an all-time high.

Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said there would be "no modifications" to policies regarding transgender service members until the military received more direction than what Trump sent in a tweet.

The June 28 national poll found USA voters reject GOP health plan more than 3-1; voters support gun background checks 94-5 percent.

Read the full poll results here.