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Trump hits new low with white non-college voters

05 August 2017

A majority of American voters, including those in military households, say transgender people should be allowed to serve in the armed forces, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll. During that time span, Trump dismissed both his chief of staff, Reince Priebus, and his communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, while the Senate rejected a Trump-supported effort to repeal the national health care act signed into law seven years ago by former President Barack Obama.

Sixty-one percent of those surveyed said they don't approve of the job Trump has been doing while just 33 percent approve.

Trump's latest Quinnipiac approval rating is worse than the 55-to-40 percent disapproval mark recorded in its last survey in late June. 60 percent of Republicans oppose trans service, but "every other party, gender, education, age or racial group" backs it by a margin of 22 percent or more, according to the poll.

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"Voters say a soldier is a soldier, no matter what his/her gender identity is".

60 - 32 percent Republicans disapprove. Overall, 46 percent of respondents said they thought that more acceptance of transgender people would be positive.

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The July 12 New York State poll found Gov. Cuomo's approval drops to near record low; Cuomo gets low grades for handling transit.

Rasmussen Reports, a right-learning polling service that Trump typically cites as being the most accurate, showed Trump with his lowest rating yet.

The startling polling results come after two of the more hectic weeks at the White House since Trump was inaugurated.

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The nationwide phone poll of 1,125 American voters, conducted in the five days immediately after Donald Trump tweeted that he would reinstate the ban on trans people in the military, found 68 percent of respondents saying trans Americans should be allowed to serve and 27 percent saying they shouldn't. Only 27 percent of Americans (and 39 percent in military households) think transgender people should not serve. The polls used in his average split Trump's approval rating into four categories: strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove and strongly disapprove.

Trump hits new low with white non-college voters