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Postado Julho 17, 2017

After almost six months in office, President Donald Trump's approval rating has dipped to 36 percent, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll released on Saturday.

Trump now has a 36 per cent approval rating, down six points from his first 100 days' rating.

Approximately so low approval ratings (39%) after six months of his tenure was President Gerald Ford in February 1975.

Nearly "two in three say they do not trust the president much, including 48 per cent who say they do not trust the president at all" in negotiations with world leaders, including Mr Putin.

The White House announced Saturday that it has hired attorney Ty Cobb, who, as a White House official confirmed earlier to ABC News, will serve as part of an internal legal team to manage matters related to the ongoing investigations into Russian election interference and possible collusion with the Trump campaign.

Two-thirds of Americans do not believe the President is capable of negotiating and interacting with other world leaders on the worldwide stage, most particularly with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Mr Sekulow appeared on five television networks on Sunday to defend Mr Trump and his son, following the latest accusations of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.

The ABC-Post poll finds a majority, about 60 per cent, of Americans said they believe Russian Federation tried to meddle in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, while about 44 per cent think Trump benefited from those attempts.

56 percent approve of Trump's job performance.

Americans' views on Russia's role in the election continue to divide along partisan lines.

The poll showed 67% of people asked believed members of Trump's team had helped the Kremlin interfere in United States elections and another 63% didn't like the fact Donald Trump Jr had met with a lawyer from Russian Federation.

Political opponents see the email revelations as the most concrete evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation during the election.

It was revealed recently that Donald Trump Jr., the eldest son of Trump, met a Russian lawyer during the 2016 campaign after being promised "damaging" information about Hilary Clinton, the Democratic presidential candidate running against his father.

The poll also found that 63 percent of respondents said it was more important for the federal government to provide health care to low-income Americans than cut taxes, while 27 percent said it was more important to reduce taxes than provide that care.

Suspicions of Mr. Trump have eased at least slightly on one front.

The poll will likely have Republicans scrambling and worrying about the 2018 midterm elections in both the House of Representatives and the Senate. Even for Mr Trump himself, it represents a 6 per cent drop in his popularity from April. Mr. Trump's standing is closer to that of Bill Clinton's, who hit a record low 43 percent approval in late June 1993, before rebounding later that year.

Over half of those polled say they don't think Trump is making significant progress toward his goals, while just 38 percent say they think he is making progress.

Donald Trump is a president who is in the midst of the worst political scandal since Watergate, who has no political capital, and few loyalists in Congress. Trump also has no agenda and no voice or vision for the country. About a quarter volunteer either "neither", say they want something else, or offer no opinion.

Sekulow also said that Trump would be willing to testify under oath "if it came to that".

Among liberal Democrats, the figure if five percent.

"For all Republicans' complaints about the death spiral of Obamacare, they don't fix it, they simply subsidize it with taxpayer monies, which I just don't agree with at all", Senator Rand Paul said on "Face the Nation". Republican proposals include major reductions in spending increases for Medicaid, while eliminating many taxes and fees imposed by the 2010 Affordable Care Act to expand the program. Fifty-two percent said all Democrats are focused on is opposing Trump. Trump is now in the middle of the Republican base average, so if he drops, it will signal to Congressional Republicans that his president has lost his grip on his party's base, and they are free to break with him.