Trump's Approval Rating Plunges to 33 Percent

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President Donald Trump's approval rating hasn't improved since he became the most unpopular modern president at the six-month mark of his presidency. The poll found that 63% of voters say they don't believe Trump has good leadership skills and that he does not share their values.

President Donald Trump's approval rating hit a new low in a national Quinnipiac Poll this week.

Meanwhile, FiveThirtyEight statistician Nate Silver weighs in, noting, "Trump approval numbers are at or near all-time lows in many polls lately". Forty-nine percent of Americans say they are are relatively unconcerned, including 16 percent who say they are "not very concerned" and 33 percent who say they are "not at all concerned". Republicans are still standing by their party's pick, though, with 76 percent of those who identify with the GOP saying they're happy with Trump.

At the same time, Americans were divided on how well Sessions has performed as attorney general, with 38 percent approving of him and 32 percent disapproving. "Profound embarrassment over his performance in office and deepening concern over his level-headedness have to raise the biggest flags".

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The only two areas where Mr Trump is performing well in is 58 per cent view him as a strong person and 55 per cent believe he is intelligent.

For the Trump administration, there is nothing but bad news in these poll numbers. But among conservatives - the group of people who are said to have been endeared to Trump by Sessions' endorsement - his support is somewhat weaker: half of them approve of the attorney general, while 22 percent disapprove.

A majority of voters - 58 percent - said Trump "has attempted to derail or obstruct the investigation into the Russian interference in the 2016 election".

The poll was conducted between July 27 and August 1, included 1,125 voters. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.4 percentage points.