NORC poll: Few favour Trump move to ditch Paris accord

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"The new Rasmussen Poll, one of the most accurate in the 2016 Election, just out with a Trump 50% Approval Rating.That's higher than O's #'s!" he tweeted.

President Donald Trump on Twitter shared results of a new poll from Rasmussen Reports that shows that half of American voters approve of the job he is doing. CBS found that a third of Americans disproved of the President's approach to the issue - Mr Trump has repeatedly called the investigation "fake news" and a "witch hunt" and fired James Comey, former director of the FBI, who was leading the investigation.

Disapproval of Trump's handling of the Russian Federation investigation is also weighing on his overall approval rating, as 63% disapprove versus just 28% that approve. Only 9 percent of Democrats give Trump a favorable rating, with 35 percent of independents approving of his performance. There is a four percent margin of error for the poll.

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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.

The poll was conducted by telephone from June 15 to 18 among a random sample of 1,117 adults nationwide. Twenty-seven percent thought it was a serious issue but not as serious as other issues.

Another reason for the decline in Trump's approval ratings is said to be the dwindling support among Republicans. A vast majority of Americans from both parties - 81 percent - think Trump should not try to stop Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, and 56 percent of respondents said they think the investigation will be impartial. And 65% said they think it is at least somewhat likely that someone in Trump's campaign had improper contact with the Russian government.

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"Said Trump, 'out of how many?" joked Meyers.

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. In the latest survey it's 36 percent compared with 41 percent on April 26. Forty-six percent of all polled approved of his response to the tragedy.

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