Trump's six-month ratting hits record low

Added On July 17, 2017

After six months in office, U.S. President Donald Trump's approval rating has dropped to 36 percent, an historic low.
Trump's new low at the 6-month mark is lower than any of his predecessors' in 70 years.
A new poll showed President Trump's approval rating has dropped to 36 percent from 42 percent since April. The figure at the six-month mark is the lowest for any president in polling history since Harry Truman. 
In the poll, 58 percent of those surveyed disapproved of Trump's performance, with 48 percent saying they disapproved "strongly."
The poll also showed 48 percent of respondents believe U.S. leadership in the world is weaker since Trump took office. 27 percent think it is stronger. 
Two thirds said they do not trust Trump to negotiate with other world leaders.
And 28 percent of respondents said they think Trump is making progress toward his goals, but 55 percent believe the opposite.
The poll was carried out by U.S. Broadcaster ABC News and newspaper Washington Post. 
It comes amid a wider perception of a decrease in U.S. global influence, a delayed Republican agenda, and allegations about Russia's links to the 2016 Trump campaign.
The poll also found about 60 percent of respondents believe Russia tried to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. 44 percent believe Trump benefited from those attempts. 
The poll was conducted during July 10-13 among a random sample of over 1,000 adults.