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NORC poll: Few favour Trump move to ditch Paris accord

NORC poll: Few favour Trump move to ditch Paris accord

A new poll tracking President Donald Trump's approval rating shows American voters' view of the president has shifted in his favor in recent weeks. The poll says that 44 percent of all Americans, but just 14 percent of Republicans, believe Russian Federation interfered to help elect Trump.

Only one out of every five Republicans believe the investigation is a critical security matter, and more than half think the investigations are a political distraction.

Trump also saw higher ratings for his handling of terrorism (44%) and the economy (42%), though in both cases his disapproval rating was several percentage points higher.

Most Americans, 57 percent, believe Comey more than Trump, 31 percent. The poll comes on the heels of Senate testimony from Comey and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, as well as the investigation into Russian Federation and alleged collusion with the Trump campaign. Another 27 percent think it won't have an impact either way.

"The majority of people just see the other side as people that they disagree with politically, and there's more optimism than pessimism that ultimately can work out their differences", said Anthny Salvantos, CBS elections and surveys director.




To be sure, this is obviously just one poll, but it's not the only one that's shown Trump's support among Republicans looking shaky, and if other surveys start pointing in this direction, the White House will have a problem for which there is no solution.

Overall, Trump's approval rating has declined and is the lowest in two months.

No wonder his approval ratings have plummeted.

The Rasmussen poll is the outlier for most recent surveys of presidential job performance. When looking only at Republicans, 85 percent think he is critiqued more than previous presidents, and 34 percent are more likely to support him as a result. Forty-six percent of all polled approved of his response to the tragedy.


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