The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 46% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-four percent (54%) disapprove.
The latest figures include 31% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 43% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -12.
The death of Arizona Senator John McCain on Saturday marks the passing of an era in the Republican Party, which has shifted gears under the Trump administration to a more nationalist approach to international relations.
McCain, who had been in the Senate for 33 years, was a consistent critic of both candidate and President Donald Trump, but Republican voters have identified more with the president than with the senator.
In fact, voters agree with Trump that America should come first on the world stage but don’t think the Democratic party’s next presidential nominee is likely to agree.
On that stage, however, new U.S. sanctions on Russia go into effect today for the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter with a military-grade nerve agent last March in England. Sixty-two percent (62%) of Republicans believe Trump is more aggressive than recent presidents when dealing with Russia.
U.S. voters still tend to think the highly publicized cases of Trump associates Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen will not cause criminal problems for the president, but it’s a party line vote.
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