Fox News Poll: Trump approval down, voters support special counsel on Russia

By Dana Blanton Published May 24, 2017 Fox News

American voters disagree with President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey, think the dismissal was for self-serving reasons, and approve of a special counsel being appointed to investigate Russian government efforts to influence the election and the Trump campaign. In addition, a majority opposes the Republican plan to replace Obamacare.

That’s according to a new Fox News Poll of registered voters nationwide.

The last month took a toll on the president’s ratings. The poll finds 40 percent of voters approve of the job Trump is doing, down from 45 percent last month. Disapproval is up 5 points to 53 percent.



  • This is why Fox is more credible then the rest. Its not biased its right in the middle.

    In the recent poll, conducted while Trump and his team headed to the Middle East for his first foreign trip as president, 45 percent of voters said they approved of his job performance, compared with half who disapproved. It’s a 7-point swing in the president’s favor, and it came as he shored up support among the base.Almost 9 in 10 (88 percent) voters who helped elect Trump in November said they approved of his job performance, with 47 percent strongly approving — an improvement from the previous poll when 82 percent approved of his presidency, including 42 percent who strongly approved.

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    93 percent, approve of the job Trump is doing as president. Only 7 percent of voters who said they cast their ballot for Trump now disapprove of his performance, the poll shows.
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    Trump's budget truly puts America first, with a focus on protecting our citizens while reducing the tax burden on all Americans
    President Trump on Tuesday released his first full fiscal budget for 2018. Despite attacks on him and his the administration by the media and Democratic naysayers, the American people elected him to be their voice in Washington, D.C. His budget represents that fact.

    Two top priorities for this administration have been national security and public safety, both at home and abroad. That is exactly what the budget emphasizes. Defense funding, immigration enforcement, the southern border wall, funding to address violent crimes and reducing opioid abuse. But most importantly, the budget would put America and its taxpayers first by ensuring that more of our hard-earned tax dollars stay here at home.

    Unlike any budget proposal in the past, this budget will achieve balance within the 10 year budget window, and will also guarantee reduction in our national debt. Economic policies during President Obama's tenure, in contrast, resulted in a near doubling of the national debt, from $10.6 trillion in 2009 to nearly $20 trillion in 2016.

    Trump's policies will not only drive down wasteful spending, but also grow the economy. The spending reductions in his budget are reflective of Trump's charge to reduce the size of the federal government workforce and create a leaner, more accountable, less intrusive and more effective government.

    Government agencies and departments will experience cuts, but they are sensible and rational. It makes sense, because every agency and department will be driven to achieve greater efficiency and to eliminate waste to ease the tax burden.

    A large portion of the budget will be dedicated to border security and immigration enforcement, including over $2.6 billion in new infrastructure and technology investments to give the U.S. Customs and Border Protection front line law enforcement officers the tools they need to deter, deny, identify, track and resolve illegal activity along the border. This portion of the budget includes new and replacement border wall in locations identified by Border Patrol, to impede the flow of illegal crossing.

    The southern border wall is of top importance in this budget. It's one of Trump's earliest proposals, and one of the big reasons voters elected him president. On top of the wall and adding CBP officers for boots-on-the-ground efforts, the budget will be investing in aircraft and other aviation assets to further help identify and track border crossings and other illegal activity to support enforcement actions on the ground.

    In addition to immigration enforcement spending, defense spending is vital. And, quite frankly, has been neglected by previous administrations. Our military is at its smallest since before World War II, a fact that needs to change. Each year that passes, our enemies become more advanced, as should we. We need to be ready and prepared to take on any threats, both here and abroad.

    Trump's budget truly puts America first, with a focus on protecting our citizens while reducing the tax burden on all Americans.The media will continue to attack the administration, but as always, the president will continue to support the interests of the American people and the United States of America.

    JuanPablo Andrade is an advisor on President Trump's Hispanic Advisory Council and National Diversity Coalition and a spokesman for America First Policies, a pro-Trump nonprofit organization.
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