Trump’s approval rating dips to 36 percent in new poll

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WASHINGTON — After nearly six months in office, President Donald Trump’s approval rating has dipped to 36 percent, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll released on Saturday.

Trump’s overall approval rating was down from 42 percent in April.

According to the poll, Trump’s disapproval rating has risen five points to 58 percent. Overall, 48 percent say they “disapprove strongly” of the current president’s performance in office.

The fresh survey indicates that nearly half of all Americans (48 percent) see the country’s leadership in the world as weaker since Trump was inaugurated in January, compared with 27 percent who say it is stronger.

Fifty percent of Americans say the 45th U.S. president is doing a worse job than most past presidents, while just under 25 percent say he is doing better than his predecessors.

A similar share say he is faring about the same as previous presidents, according to a summary of results published by The Washington Post.

Meanwhile, 55 percent say Trump is not making significant progress toward his goals.