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Trump's Approval Rating Drops Sharply In New Survey

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President Donald Trump's overall approval rating stands at its lowest point since he became president seven months ago, a new poll shows.

Confidence in Trump among Republicans is also eroding, according to a CNN survey conducted August 3rd through 6th.

The billionaire-turned politician's "strong approval" among Republicans has dropped from 73 percent in February, shortly after he took office, to 59 percent now.

"Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as president," they were asked.

While 38 percent of respondents answered that they approve, 56 percent replied in the negative.

To a question "How well are things going in the country today?" only nine percent said "Very well."

Thirty percent of respondents also said they trust nothing the White House says, while only 24 percent said they trust all or most of what they hear.

The results of the poll were released on Monday, when Trump's presidency hit the 200-day mark.

Trump is facing a turbulent period marked by frequent White House reshuffles, the failure to repeal and replace Obamacare, and federal investigations into his alleged Russian links during presidential election.

No other newly elected president has seen such a low approval rating at this point in his presidency since modern polling began, CNN said.

One President who came close to Trump in rising disapproval was Bill Clinton, whose approval rating stood at 44 percent at this point in 1993.

by RTT Staff Writer

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