Poll: More voters want Trump to take the fight to Russia
The Hill article Trump has repeatedly been accused of trying to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.
But he’s also been accused by a new Washington Post-ABC News poll of attempting to undermine the integrity of the election.
While Trump continues to defend his own campaign in the wake of the Post-AAP poll, Democrats are looking to their own internal polling to question whether Trump’s campaign was in fact a successful one.
A new Washington Times/Siena College poll shows that just 32 percent of Americans say they approve of the job Trump is doing as president, compared to 60 percent who disapprove.
Another 11 percent said they were unsure.
The poll also shows that, while a majority of Democrats have an unfavorable view of Trump, they have a somewhat more positive view of the president’s performance than Republicans.
Forty-five percent of Democrats view Trump unfavorably while 36 percent have an unfavorable view.
Democrats are divided on whether Trump should take a harder line against Russia.
Just 34 percent of Democratic voters said they want Trump “to take a tougher line against Moscow, while 55 percent said he should not,” the poll found.
A majority of Republicans, 61 percent, say the same.
Democrats also are divided in their views of the way the U.S. is handling the situation in Syria.
Sixty-five years after the end of World War II, fewer than half of Americans are willing to support U.N. intervention in Syria, with 54 percent saying they are opposed and 39 percent in favor.
Among Republicans, 55 percent say they are against intervention and 41 percent in support.
The poll was conducted June 6-9 among 1,053 adults, and the margin of error is plus or minus 3 percentage points.
The poll has a margin of sampling error of plus or less 3 percentage of all respondents.