Trump approval in GOP-leaning poll drops below Obama's lowest

Posted August 05, 2017

Voters also aren't fond of many of Trump's policies, including a recent decision to ban transgender people from serving in the military.

The nationwide phone poll of 1,125 American voters, conducted in the five days immediately after Donald Trump tweeted that he would reinstate the ban on trans people in the military, found 68 percent of respondents saying trans Americans should be allowed to serve and 27 percent saying they shouldn't.

The June 28 national poll found USA voters reject GOP health plan more than 3-1; voters support gun background checks 94-5 percent.

One of the differences between Republicans and others when it comes to transgender troops is that most - more than Democrats or Independents - say they don't know anyone who is transgender. The poll, conducted July 27 through August 1, showed that only 43 percent of non-college white Americans say they approve of Trump, compared to 50 percent who disapprove, yielding a net approval of minus 7 points. Those who know someone who is transgender are much more likely to favor allowing them to serve openly. Every other polling segment, including party affiliation, gender, education, age group and racial group, said they supported transgender service by margins of 22% points or higher, the Quinnipiac University poll found.

On top of that, 50% of all respondents said they strongly disapprove of Trump while just 25% said they strongly approve.

Additionally, an overwhelming number of Americans - 89 percent - believe that employer discrimination based on sexual orientation should be illegal.

The poll also gauged opinion on how members of Congress are dealing with the Affordable Care Act.

The June 7 national poll found Trump ties to Russian Federation are illegal or unethical, USA voters say; voters disapprove 2-1 of pulling out of Paris accord.

Quinnipiac University said Wednesday that Americans, by a 61-to-33 percent margin, disapprove of Trump's performance six months into his four-year term in the White House.

Thirty-nine percent of voters in military household disagree. "The message: Start over and do it right".

The July 27 New York City poll found more voters blame Cuomo for poor subways; Cuomo-de Blasio feud hurts city, voters say.