6 in 10 Americans disapprove of Donald Trump, suggests Rasmussen poll


President Trump's approval rating this week has dipped below the lowest numbers of former President, according to a Republican-leaning polling firm's regular tracking.

Most Americans believe transgender people should be allowed to serve in the USA military, according to a new poll.

Fifty-four percent of voters report that they are embarrassed to have Trump in office, while 57 percent believe he is abusing his presidential powers.

Trump's approval rate fell from 40 percent points from the previous Quinnipiac poll published on June 29, while his disapproval rose 17 points, with undecided voters from January turning on him.

"Voters say a soldier is a soldier, no matter what his/her gender identity is", Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac poll, said in a statement released with the survey results.

It was much of the same in Gallup's daily job approval tracker, which indicated on August 2 that 60 percent of Americans disapproved of Trump's performance while just 36 percent approved.

However, the pollster said large percentages of those who were surveyed said they do not think Trump is honest, that he does not have "good leadership skills", that he "does not care about average Americans", and that he "does not share their values". Buried in that poll is one sign of where he's losing that support: For the first time, the poll showed Trump with a negative net approval rating among white Americans without a college degree.

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If China does not change its posture, the USA should take clear and firm action to seek to ensure China's cooperation. Trump also has a long record of harsh criticisms of China, stretching back to his election campaign and much earlier.

The poll found that 60% of Republicans said they oppose transgender service.

Ever since May, polling trends have shown that Trump's base continues to shrink, as Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight wrote.

That's down from 78 in the first Quinnipiac poll of the Trump administration (the margin of error among Republicans in this new poll is 6.9 points).

New U.S. public-opinion surveys show that President Donald Trump's approval ratings, already the lowest ever for an American president early in his White House tenure, are continuing to fall.

Sixty-eight percent of respondents said they thought transgender people should be allowed to serve in the armed forces.

Respondents also opposed one of Trump's signature goals, repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare.