Trump's job approval rating drops to 36% - Western Mass News - WGGB/WSHM

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The survey results are similar, with one exception, to other recent surveys, with Gallup's three-day tracking poll giving Trump a 56-38 negative approval rating and Quinnipiac University earlier this month showing him with a 57-34 negative standing. Just 16 percent said they have a "very favorable" opinion of the president, compared with 20 percent in March.

Remember, rank-and-file GOP lawmakers on Capitol Hill have a very strong incentive to toe the party line and follow Trump's lead: the most rabid contingents of the Republican base support the president, and GOP officials who break ranks risk a backlash - or a primary challenge. Most Americans who approve of Trump say the Russian Federation investigation is not serious and they feel the President is being criticized more than his predecessors. Fifty-seven percent now disapprove.

The poll was conducted May 31-June 5 of 607 registered Utah voters by Dan Jones & Associates for the online political news source and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.98 percent. Additionally, he notes that Trump's approval among independent voters is far lower than former President Barack Obama's was at this point in his presidency.

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The Washington Post's Philip Bump notes that Trump's approval rating drop among Republicans has now been shown across multiple polls, although the CBS poll shows by far the steepest drop.

Another CBS poll found that most Americans - 73% - would prefer a public discussion on the Republicans' health care replacement bill and feel they don't have a good understanding of what the new plan would do.

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