US President Donald Trump is losing public support, a poll showed on Sunday, as he faces multiple setbacks over his stalled agenda and efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare.
Trump’s overall approval rating has fallen from 42% at the 100-day mark of his presidency in April compared to a Washington Post/ABC poll at that time. His disapproval rating has risen five points since then, to 58%, according to a comparison of the two polls.
Only 36% of Americans approve of President Donald Trump’s performance in the Oval Office. That gives Trump the lowest approval rating at the six-month mark of any president in 70 years.
Most respondents (66 percent) said they do not or only somewhat trust Trump in negotiating with foreign leaders, especially with Russian president Vladimir Putin (also 66 percent). Of those, 48 percent said they do not trust Trump “at all” in negotiations with Putin.
However, the final estimate from the poll during the campaign was 47% for Hillary Clinton and 43% for Trump, compared with the final election results of 48.5% for Clinton to 46.4% for Trump. That means the projection for Clinton was within the poll’s margin of error of 2.5 percentage points, while the prediction for Trump was about a percentage point outside that margin of error.
On Trump’s international influence, 48% said they see the United States’ leadership in the world as getting weaker since Trump took office, compared with 27% who say it has grown stronger and 23% who say it has stayed about the same.