Donald Trump has the lowest Presidential approval ratings for 70 years

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As we have covered many times before, Donald Trump is the least popular new President the United States has seen for a long time, by a substantial margin.

An ABC News/Washington Post poll has found that the President has only a 36 per cent approval rating after six months in office - a drop since his first 100 days in office.

Meanwhile, 58 per cent of those surveyed disapproved of his job performance so far.

The poll showed that respondents were concerned with the ongoing investigation into Russia's alleged interference in the U.S. election via his campaign, and the news that Donald Trump Jr. accepted a meeting with a Kremlin-linked lawyer on the basis it would provide the campaign with damaging information on opponent Hillary Clinton.

The poll marks the worst rating for any new President six months into their first term for 70 years.

Trump tried to misrepresent the poll.

The polling company in question put Hillary Clinton's voteshare at 47 per cent and Trump's at 43 per cent on the eve of the election. Clinton received 48.2 per cent and Trump received 46.1 per cent.

Both margins of error were less than Trump's in attempting to label his approval rating at 40 per cent, when he actually achieved 36 per cent.

But we know he's no stickler for accuracy.

Trump has spent the overwhelming majority of his first sixth months in office with record negative approval ratings for a new President.

Indeed, he's consistently polled embarrassingly poorly compared to his predecessor.

Trump is known to be fragile about his poor popularity, even from the first day in office when he tried to brand news outlets 'fake news' for reporting accurately on the smaller crowds at his inauguration, compared to President Barack Obama's.

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