Trump approval largely unmoved

Donald Trump claimed that his trip to the Middle East and Europe, which included a G7 meeting in Italy, was very successful, but it highlighted a divide that seems to be growing between the US and Europe.

Last week Trump also announced that the US would withdraw from the Paris climate accord. This was a largely symbolic move but it was widely criticised.

Both the overseas trip and the climate change withdrawal indicated that the US under Trump’s leadership was focussing more on it’s own interests and less on world leadership.

However Trump’s poll approval ratings are so far largely unmoved. Rasmussen, which tends to favour Trump more than others has shifted for him a little, but is still on 54% disapproval to 46% approval.

The RCP average has more or less flat lined since dropping in mid May at around 40% approval to 54% disapproval.

RCPApproval2017-06-04

His approval ratings improved a little when Trump launched a missile attack in Syria and talked and acted tough militarily in the US spat with North Korea but he has lost those gains over the last month.

Trump continues to try to communicate to supporters via Twitter but that seems to have little impact on how people judge his performance.

 

 

11 Comments

  1. lurcher1948

     /  June 6, 2017

    As popular as a cup of cold sick and just as appealing.

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  June 6, 2017

      As popular as a fart in a lift….as popular as a pork chop in a synagogue….as popular as a priest in an Orange march….

      • Gezza

         /  June 6, 2017

        As popular as my Winter power bill …

  2. Alan Wilkinson

     /  June 6, 2017

    A couple of interesting developments.

    Comey refuses to front to the Senate Judiciary Committee: http://circa.com/politics/accountability/former-fbi-director-james-comey-refuses-to-answer-senate-judiciary-committee-questions

    and the first Federal Intelligence leaker is caught and prosecuted:
    https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/federal-government-contractor-georgia-charged-removing-and-mailing-classified-materials-news

  3. Trumpenreich

     /  June 6, 2017

    ” 54% disapproval to 46% approval.”

    Lets put that in the same tray as the “Hillary is ahead by 5%!” file, shall we?

    #Fake News

  4. BREAKING! Reality Louise WINNER changes name by deed poll to Really A LOSER.
    Comey will Testify tonight (NZ time) in USA and President Trump wishes him good luck.
    FBI forensic inspection of Seth Rich laptop reported to contain proof of Wikileaks connection. FBI repudiates Russia connection.
    DOJ agents have obtained sworn evidence in Bangladesh of illegal collusion by Hilary Clinton in Muhammad Yunus and the Bangladeshi Grameen Bank case. Opening up route for prosecution of Clinton
    Trump allegedly warns Philadelphia US Marshals to make provision for the imprisonment of 23 VIP prisoners in a “Political” case.
    Russian FSV agents warned USA of upcoming Seth Rich murder based on intercepted discussions between DNC leadership and Alpha the organiser of the Hit men who did the wet work. All have been subsequently found dead.
    You pays your money and takes your choice as to what the laundering starting tomorrow will bring. All information from the Big Guy again!

    • Anonymous Coward

       /  June 7, 2017

      Kool-Aide

    • Gezza

       /  June 7, 2017

      Link to source please, Bj?

      • Anonymous Coward

         /  June 7, 2017

        I assume by “the big guy” he means your friend and mine George Webb, tried to find it but it seems he’s got a thumb drive from Seth Rich which basically contains voter projections but now they’re all going willy nilly looking for a conspiracy in it.

        • Gezza

           /  June 7, 2017

          Oh, I’m happy to read all about it, AC.

          With the sheer amount of evidence reportedly coming to light the whole situation is going to come to light any dsy now & totally blow people away with WTF has reslly been going on with thevClintons & the whole crooked, criminal, traitorous Congressional System.

          Now it’s clear the FBI & DoJ have all the information & evidence to blow the whole thing wide open it’s going to go public & be a freaking sensational series of arrests & trials.The whole internet knows already. They can’t avoid apprehending & prosecuting these criminal ratline-running scum. There is no way this could be suppressed & nothing done about it by the entire police, security, intelligence, Congressional & judicial systems. No way.

          Unless it is bullshit.

  5. Conspiratoor

     /  June 7, 2017

    This self perpetuating myth calls to mind the crafty polster (Trafalgar?) on the eve of the election who, along with the greatest political predictor in the history of the world, called the swing to Trump in the swing states.

    Instead of calling folks and asking them who they intended to vote for they asked simply ‘who is your neighbor voting for?’. And in doing so the phenomenon of the STV (Shy Trump Voter) was unmasked.

    Ordinary folks’ preference for Trump remains between them and the ballot box …for obvious reasons