Trump approval in GOP-leaning poll drops below Obama's lowest

Trevor Jackson
August 5, 2017

A large majority of American voters believe transgender people should be allowed to serve in the military and they overwhelmingly disapprove of the way Republican lawmakers have handled healthcare by 5-1, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released Thursday.

The June 8 national poll found Merkel challenges Trump as leader of free world; voters oppose GOP health care bill nearly 4-1. 15% of Republicans say they know someone who is transgender, 11 points fewer than the percentage of Independents and 15 points fewer than the percentage of Democrats who do.

The president's approval ratings in the conservative-leaning Rasmussen poll generally have been higher than in other polls.

The June 7 national poll found Trump ties to Russian Federation are illegal or unethical, US voters say; voters disapprove 2-1 of pulling out of Paris accord.

They disapproved 60 percent to 32 percent. Overall, 46 percent of respondents said they thought that more acceptance of transgender people would be positive.

"It's hard to pick what is the most alarming number in the troubling trail of new lows for President Donald Trump", Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac Poll, said.

According to most other pollsters, Trump's approval rating fell below 40 percent long ago.

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To put the poll into context, Trump's Rasmussen disproval figure is his highest since the start of his presidency.

Rasmussen Reports, a right-learning polling service that Trump typically cites as being the most accurate, showed Trump with his lowest rating yet.

The latest Gallup poll (B-): 36% approve, 60% disapprove (31 July - 1 August). And once again, their support for Trump is down since inauguration.

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.

Among all Americans, 68 percent think transgender people should be allowed to serve in the military, compared to 27 percent who think the opposite.

The June 22 Virginia poll found voters back universal background checks 91-8; 2-1 opposition to Republican health care plan.

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