The one thing Americans dislike most about the Trump presidency is 'everything'

Cheryl Sanders
July 18, 2017

Trump described the Post/ABC poll as "just about the most inaccurate poll around election time!".

Only 34% of respondents said they trust Trump either a great deal or a good amount to conduct negotiations on America's behalf with foreign leaders, while 47% said they don't trust him to do so.

Only 28 per cent of people polled said the USA had grown stronger.

A majority of respondents said it was inappropriate for his son, Donald Trump Jr., to have met with a Russian lawyer during the 2016 election.

In an early morning tweet, Trump used some of his toughest language against a favored target, the press, saying: "With all of its phony unnamed sources & highly slanted & even fraudulent reporting, #Fake News is DISTORTING DEMOCRACY in our country!" The president's daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner both hold posts as senior advisors.

However, the number of people who expected Trump to deport millions of undocumented immigrants spiked since the president issued travel ban and immigration enforcement executive orders.

One user wrote: "36 per cent is not nearly 40 per cent".

But Republicans - and especially Trump's core supporters - are still sticking by him. The results have a margin of error of 3.5 points. "He's at 36 percent".

Only 36 percent of respondents to a Washington Post-ABC News poll approved of the job Trump is doing, while 58 percent disapproved.

"If you take the president's scores out of this poll, you see a nation increasingly happy about the economy".

Two-thirds of Americans do not believe the President is capable of negotiating and interacting with other world leaders on the global stage, most particularly with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Though Trump claimed that no other president had accomplished more in their first 90 days than he had, the American public (and, for what it's worth, the fact-checkers at Politifact) thought otherwise: Only 41% approved of President Trump's tenure by the end of April. A similar poll from Monmouth University in May found Trump's approval in the counties he won stood at 51 percent.

The poll was conducted in English from July 8 to 12, based on interviews with 1,001 United States adults ages 18 and older and has a +/- 3.1 percentage point margin of error.

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