Coats released a statement Monday re-affirming the conclusion of the USA intelligence community that Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 election after Trump declined to endorse that conclusion during a press conference with Putin in Helsinki. On both questions, those who say they "strongly disapprove" of Trump's performance outnumber those who say they "strongly approve" by better than 2 to 1.
It's worth noting that Republicans were less supportive of Trump on this issue than they were on others. That's going to be special'.
Graham, who has often defended Trump since he took office, said he understood it was likely "difficult" for Trump to damn Putin while the Russian leader stood beside him. The rest have no opinion. Trump late last week invited Putin to visit the White House in a few months for a second summit.
Rubio said that where he agreed with the Trump administration's approach, including arming Ukraine, he would support it, and where he and other lawmakers could influence the administration, including on election security, they would. The National Review revealed on Monday that Nancy Pelosi believes the Helsinki press conference proves blackmail is involved in Trump's dealings with Vladimir Putin. When asked about Trump casting doubts about USA intelligence in regards to Russian meddling, the number jumped to 56 percent disapproving to just 29 percent approving. A smaller 58 percent majority of conservatives approve of Trump's conduct at the summit.
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Trump racked up a 45 percent approval rating, up one point from June, the poll found.
Republicans generally side with Trump in his fight against the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
On Monday, Trump railed against special counsel Robert Mueller's 14-month investigation of whether Trump's campaign worked directly with Moscow to help him win and whether he obstructed justice by firing Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey previous year at a time when Comey was leading the agency's Russian Federation probe before Mueller was appointed to take it over. By contrast, 80 percent of Democrats now say Trump has weakened USA leadership around the world. Most Americans disapprove of the skepticism Trump conveyed during that news conference.
More than 6 in 10 Republicans strongly approve of the job Trump is doing as president.
"What I think is indisputable is that they did interfere and they will do so in the future", Rubio said on CNN's "State of the Union".
In contrast to many surveys about the president and politics, the Helsinki poll produced only modest gender differences. Does his handling of the summit detract from their enthusiasm about him?