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Roughly half of the poll's respondents said Mr Trump is doing a worse job than most past presidents, while just under a 25 per cent say he is doing better, and a similar share say he is faring about the same as previous presidents. The most common answers for what they approve of most, named by 11 percent, include strong leadership and speaking his mind, with not being politically correct a close second, at 9 percent.

The only other president whose approval ratings were nearly as bad six months into his tenure was Gerald Ford, who stood at 39 percent in February 1975, Newsweek said.

These results also came on the heels of revelations that Donald Trump Jr. met with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya last June to obtain damaging information on Hillary Clinton that was offered "as part of Russia and its government's support of Mr. Trump", according to emails Trump Jr. posted online.

Gallup conducts the approval rating poll after six months presidency of the United States presidents. He also said the Washington Post/ABC News poll was "just about the most inaccurate" ahead of last year's presidential election.

However, there was some good news for the president, with 43 percent approving of his handling of the economy (41 percent disapprove).

A poll carried by Gallup revealed Donald Trump's popularity in public. Only 37 per cent of Americans "say the Democratic Party now stands for something, while 52 per cent viewed it as it "just stands against Trump". President Trump has long contended polling results do not accurately reflect the voting results and the potential inclusion of illegals in polling would sway results against him, since he is working to fight illegal immigration. Similarly, his disapproval rating has jumped five points to 58 percent.

Comparatively, approval ratings remained low among non-white Protestants, college educated white women, Hispanics, and blacks. Half of Americans preferred Obamacare to the proposals the Republicans have drawn up to replace it.

Only 38% of Americans believe that Trump has made any significant progress towards the goals outlined in his campaign plan compared to a whopping 55% who believe he has not. The remaining 30 per cent of Republicans say they prefer neither, something else or give no opinion.

The survey showed that 82 percent of Republicans approved of Trump versus just 11 percent among Democrats. That's not to say Americans are feeling positive about the Democratic Party.

The poll was conducted between July 8 and July 12 of 600 adults in specific counties, with an overall margin of error of plus-minus 4.0 percent.


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