Almost a third of Republicans and independents who lean toward the Republican party think Trump has little to no respect for the country's democratic institutions, and a quarter disapprove of the job he's doing as president.
Right-leaning Rasmussen Reports, which has consistently shown Trump with higher approval ratings than other pollsters, provided Trump with some rare good news with the release of its latest poll. Fifty percent (50%) disapprove.More news: 7 missing sailors on damaged USA destroyer found dead
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Eighty percent of Republicans rated Trump's job performance positively.
Because Trump was not the Texas favorite in the Republican presidential primary contest - Sen. Among Tea Party Republicans, Abbott gets approving nods from 90 percent; Patrick from 78 percent. But 15 percent of Republicans hold a positive view of Russian Federation, 45 percent a negative view, and 40 percent are neutral. "Texas Republicans are holding steady", said Jim Henson, co-director of the poll and head of the Texas Politics Project at the University of Texas at Austin.
Given the mutually reinforcing effects of partisan polarization in the electorate and the intensity of both positive and negative feelings toward Trump, it is no surprise that the poll reveals that Democratic attitudes are the opposite, with the qualification that they are slightly more negative than the Republicans are positive. Forty-seven percent said he was incompetent, while 46 percent said he was competent. His numbers on climate change (64 percent disapprove), foreign policy (63 percent disapprove), immigration (60 percent disapprove) and the economy (55 percent disapprove) underscore that Republicans risk their own political future if they rubber-stamp Trump's policy choices.
Asked to rate the job Congress is doing, 15 percent said they approve, while 67 percent disapprove.
The internet survey of 1,200 registered voters was conducted June 2 to 11 and has a margin of error of 2.83 percentage points.