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UT/TT Poll: Despite Russia inquiry, Texas GOP voters solidly trust Trump

19 June 2017

While the president entered the White House with relative unpopularity, the AP noted, his dwindling approval numbers and perceived disrespect for the country's institutions show mounting challenges for Trump as he seeks to cast himself as a unifying figure.

The latest Associated Press-NORC survey found that 64% of Americans don't approve of the way Trump is doing his job, while only 35% said they did approve.

Donald Trump celebrated his approval rating finally climbing to 50 percent Friday, but the full picture is a lot less rosy for the increasingly besieged president.

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Other polls show Trump with much lower approval ratings than all of his predecessors, not just Barack Obama.

"Many new jobs, high business enthusiasm", he wrote Sunday, also pointing to his successful nomination of conservative justice Neil Gorsuch to the top USA court.

Most Americans say they think President Donald Trump has little to no respect for the country's democratic traditions, according to a new poll that underscores the difficulty Trump faces in uniting a country deeply divided about his leadership. But 40 percent of Republicans chose a non-judgment (either "don't know" or "neither favorable or unfavorable").

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Texas opinions were divided with 39 percent holding a favorable view of the existing health care law and 49 percent an unfavorable view.

Other assessments of the president carry the same partisan seasoning: Only 4 percent of Democrats said Trump is honest and trustworthy, and just 9 percent said he is competent.

Eighty percent of Republicans rated Trump's job performance positively. Among the Republicans who have an unfavorable view of Russian Federation, 20 percent have a very unfavorable view, compared to 53 percent of Democrats whose views are very unfavorable - a remarkable reversal of the attitudes toward Russian Federation expressed in American politics in the post-World War II era. The June 2017 University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll reveals direct signs of the Texas Republican voters' embrace of Trump as well as signs of his indirect influence on the attitudes of Republican voters. While 38 percent said they trust the courts most, 26 percent pointed to the president and the executive branch and only 6 said Congress is their most trusted part of the federal government.

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The internet survey of 1,200 registered voters was conducted June 2 to 11 and has a margin of error of 2.83 percentage points.

UT/TT Poll: Despite Russia inquiry, Texas GOP voters solidly trust Trump