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Poll: 75 Percent Of Americans Don't Trust White House

| by Jordan Smith
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According to a new poll, 75 percent of Americans do not trust most of what they hear from the White House.

The CNN/SSRS survey, which polled 1,018 people between Aug. 3 and 6, also found that Trump's approval rating was 38 percent.

According to CNN, no other president has had a lower rating after 200 days in office since modern polling began. The only other occupant of the White House to have an approval rating of less than 50 percent at this stage in his presidency was Bill Clinton.

Only 24 percent of respondents said they trust most or all of what is contained in White House communications, while 30 percent say they trust "nothing at all" of what the White House releases.

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Trump stated Aug. 7 that his base is "stronger than ever," the Washington Post reported. He mentioned large crowds at rallies he has held in Pennsylvania, Iowa and Ohio to support that assertion.

However, the CNN poll suggests that this may not be the case. Support for Trump among whites without a college education, one demographic in which he performed strongly during the election, dropped from 47 percent in February to 35 percent in August.

In another poll by IBD, support for Trump among people earning between $30,000 and $50,000 fell from 40 percent in July to 27 percent this month.

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A Quinnipiac University poll put Trump's overall job approval at 33 percent.

Tim Malloy, the assistant director of the Quinnipiac poll, wrote that "it's difficult to pick what is the most alarming number in the troubling trail of new lows for President Donald Trump," The Hill reported.

While CNN still found that support among Republicans for Trump stood at 83 percent, the group of Republicans who strongly supported him fell from 71 percent to 59 percent.

Trump responded to the poll numbers on Twitter.

"After 200 days, rarely has any administration achieved what we have achieved..not even close! Don't believe the Fake News Suppression Polls!" Trump wrote, according to Deadline.

The CNN poll paints a different picture, with just 30 percent saying that they admire Trump and 34 percent stating that they are proud to have him in the White House. A 55-percent majority responded that Trump has lowered the stature of the presidency.

Majorities of those polled disapproved of Trump's work on health care (62 percent), foreign affairs (61 percent), immigration (55 percent), and helping the middle class (54 percent). National security is one of the spots where Trump is above water, though; 48 percent approve of Trump's handling of national security, while 47 percent disapprove.

Sources: CNN, Washington Post, Deadline, The Hill / Featured Image: D. Myles Cullen/Wikimedia Commons / Embedded Images: Shealah Craighead/Wikimedia Commons, Office of the Vice President/Wikimedia Commons

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