The Oasis Reporters
July 17, 2017
This new poll showing Donald Trump as the man with the lowest six-month approval rating of any president in the past 70 years is making him pretty unhappy.
The ABC News/Washington Post poll shows the president with a score of 36% approval rating, a 6 point drop since a similar poll taken after his first 100 days in office.
Langer Research Associates took three days from July 10-13, to sample respondents who expressed their concern over ongoing investigation into Russia’s alleged interference in the U.S. election, the recent news Trump’s son Donald Jr. had met with a Kremlin-linked Russian lawyer prior to the election, and the president’s plan to repeal and replace Obamacare.
And the president scoffed at it in a tweet about the poor results on Sunday morning, in a flurry of messages in which he defended his son, Donald Jr.’s meeting with a Kremlin-linked Russian lawyer as well.
Just as he would hint at the pre election polls that scored wide off the mark about him.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 16, 2017
“The ABC/Washington Post Poll, even though almost 40% is not bad at this time, was just about the most inaccurate poll around election time!” the president wrote.
According to Newsweek Magazine’s Harriet Sinclair, only Gerald Ford’s six-month rating in 1975 came close, when he saw a 39% approval rating at a similar stage in his tenure, which ABC News reported.
It was obvious that Trump would not be pleased by it.
Newsweek continues : “The poll questions also revealed that 48% of respondents feel the country’s leadership has become weaker under Trump, while just 27% believed it has become stronger, and 55% of respondents did not think the president was making significant progress towards his goals”.
“However, Trump polled better on the economy, with 43% approving of how the president is handling the economy, and a further 41% disapproving of his performance on the economy”.
What is proving tricky so far is the campaign theme of Trump to repeal Obamacare. A lot of Congress men and women won elections based on that.
The problem is how to dismantle the flagship program of the Obama era. To dismantle is one thing.
But replacement is quite another. To be replaced with what and how?
No easy choices.
Harriet Sinclair/ Newsweek
Langer Research Associates