President Donald Trump speaks at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg, Pa., Saturday, April 29, 2017, on the 100th day of his presidency.
The poll conducted by the Associated Press was done before the shooting incident at a baseball field on Wednesday, June 14, which left a congressman injured.
The survey suggests Trump faces considerable challenges as he seeks to position himself as a unifying figure.
The AP questionnaire worked to get to the bottom of what motivated or informed that disapproval, finding that 65 percent of respondents believed that Trump had no respect for democratic institutions. An average of other major and recent polls puts Trump's disapproval rating at a less severe 54.4 percent; however, across the board, these polls reflect that more than half of the electorate are unapproving of the president.
According to the results of this poll, only 35% has expressed approval over the job performance of the President and what he has been doing, while as many as 64% of those who participated in the poll have expressed disapproval.
By comparison, Rasmussen says, just 28 percent said the shooting of Democratic Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and the killing of six others in Arizona in January 2011 was the result of political anger.
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Ron Denmon, a 55-year-old independent voter from Houston, agreed that Trump has little regard for the country's democratic institutions and traditions, including the White House taking steps to avoid politicizing the Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Special counsel Robert Mueller has also been appointed to oversee the Russian Federation investigation. Mueller was appointed after Trump dismissed Comey, who had been leading the inquiry.
Two in five Texas voters believe Russia influenced the 2016 presidential election; those who did were predominantly Democrats and, unsurprisingly, believe that the Russian influence was beneficial to Donald Trump.
"The rumblings that Ted Cruz was damaged by his presidential campaign were overstated", said Jim Henson, head of the Texas Politics Project at the University of Texas at Austin and co-director of the poll. "He only cares about him".
This is the first time President Trump has hit the 50 percent in the Rasmussen survey since April 17. Among Republicans, 80 percent approve. The president announced earlier this month that he would from the 195-nation Paris climate deal and has made a concerted push to undo Obama-era environmental regulations.
Sixty-three percent disapprove of Trump's handling of foreign policy, 60 percent disapprove of his handling of immigration, and 55 percent disapprove of how he's handling the economy.
It's a Washington thing; Texas lawmakers fared much better on the report cards from voters, with 34 percent saying the approve and 42 percent saying they disapprove of the work the Legislature is doing.