President Trump's repeated criticism of the investigation into Russian electoral interference was astonishingly defensive. A sizable 18 percent say they have no opinion.
According to the survey, 56 percent of Americans disapproved of Trump for expressing doubt over the US intelligence community's conclusions about Russian meddling and 29 percent approved. When asked about what came out of the summit, Bossert said, "President Trump had a productive set of conversations".
Trump grudgingly walked back one of those remarks after returning to Washington, but then muddied the waters again - first by suggesting unspecified "others" might have interfered in the US election as well, an assertion unsupported by intelligence, and then by answering "no" when he was asked the next day if Russian Federation is continuing to "target" the United States generally. The rest have no opinion. It was plain from the press conference that President Putin has no need to be concerned about Trump as an adversary. Any American president should stand up for the United States of America, in the present and historically when meeting with Vladimir Putin. The Trump-Putin meeting is still shrouded in secrecy.
"The Russians interfered in our election".
Barletta, who is running for Senate with the expectation of substantial support from Trump, hails from a northeastern Pennsylvania congressional district that strongly backed Trump in 2016.
"And they didn't agree on anything, unlike what has been reported by apparently the Russian government in a way to mislead us", Bossert said.
Democrats had a near consensus on Trump's handling of the summit, with 83% disapproving and 8% approving. Self-identified "moderates" are particularly negative, with 64 percent disapproving of how Trump handled the meeting, almost as high as 73 percent among liberals.
He is also facing increasing scrutiny about the results of another major summit: his encounter with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore last month, which ended with Trump declaring he had solved the isolated nation's nuclear threat.
Coats and Trump do not have a contentious relationship, officials say, though it's not close. That is an improvement on last November, when the margin between those who said weaker versus those who said stronger was 27 percentage points.
USA businesses could face an uphill battle, however, if they aim to block or defang the legislation.
Findings from the poll were highly divided by party, with most Democrats disapproving of Trump's performance and the majority of Republicans approving. In fact, he said Trump missed the opportunity to "distinguish" the U.S.
Trump's latest missive came hours after he asserted without evidence that newly released documents relating to the wiretapping of his onetime campaign adviser Carter Page "confirm with little doubt" that intelligence agencies misled the court that approved the warrant. Almost one-fifth of adults, 17%, said they had no opinion.
Either way, it appeared to keep alive a controversy that had separated Trump from aides and longtime political supporters and brought some of the most striking rebukes of his tenure in the Oval Office. But younger and older Americans tended to offer similar assessments to other questions. The overall sampling error was plus or minus 5.5%.