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Trump Approval Ratings At 70-Year Low

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President Donald Trump continues to do poorly in national opinion polls.

His "approval rating remains historically low, and confidence has declined," according to the most recent Washington Post-ABC News poll, cited by Inquisitr.

His approval rating is "demonstrably lower than any previous chief executive at this point in his presidency over seven decades of polling," according to The Washington Post.

The poll found that 37 percent of Americans approve of the way he is handling his job. This could reflect a negative opinion of how Trump has dealt with the recent hurricanes and the ongoing "Russiagate" investigation.

As for the latter, onetime chairman of the Trump campaign, Paul Manafort, surrendered to the FBI on Oct. 30, after he was indicted on 12 counts related to money laundering, including "conspiracy against the United States," the Daily Mail reports.

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Trump's disapproval rating is 59 percent, which equals his worst previous rating in a Rasmussen Reports poll published on Aug. 4, as reported on the pollster rating website FiveThirtyEight.

An Oct. 23 Rasmussen poll yielded a 58 percent disapproval rating.

The Washington Post-ABC poll also reveals that 65 percent feel Trump's presidency has achieved "not much" or "little or nothing."

When Americans who self-identify as Republicans were asked whether they believed that Republican leaders should vocally oppose Trump as and when they disagree with him, 71 percent said yes.

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Trump also scored poorly on the economy, with only 44 percent giving him a favorable review. That figure is down from a poll released on Oct. 23 by Harvard/Harris, in which 51 percent gave Trump positive marks for handling the economy. 

Regarding Trump's handling of health care legislation, 70 percent responded negatively, with 47 giving him the lowest possible rating. In addition, 59 percent believe he is deliberately trying to undermine health care.

The Washington Post-ABC poll also shows that one-half of all Americans have said they think Trump is biased against black people, and 55 percent believe he is biased against women.

Regarding the escalating tension between the U.S. and North Korea, 51 percent say they trust him "not at all" in dealing with the situation.

Finally, 53 percent of Americans believe the U.S. leadership position in the world has been weakened under Trump.

So far, Trump's lowest approval rating was achieved in Quinnipiac University Poll on Aug. 2, which scored Trump's approval rating at 33 percent.

"It's hard to pick what is the most alarming number in the troubling trail of new lows for President Donald Trump," said Tim Malloy, that poll's assistant director.

"Profound embarrassment over his performance in office and deepening concern over his level-headedness have to raise the biggest red flags," he added. "The daily drip drip of missteps and firings and discord are generating a tidal wave of bad polling numbers."

Sources: Inquisitr, Daily Mail, FiveThirtyEight, Quinnipac University, The Washington Post via / Featured Image: Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons / Embedded Images: Michael Vadon/Wikimedia Commons, Reuters via Daily Mail

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