By John DaleyPublished January 02, 2019 12:14:00The American people are fed up with Donald Trump, and they are not likely to accept his attempt to oust him, the latest opinion polls show.
The most recent Washington Post-ABC News survey, released on Wednesday, found that Americans are more likely to oppose the president if they believe he has used excessive force or violated civil rights than they are if they think he has acted properly in office.
The president is also losing support from the majority of voters, with a majority of respondents saying he is a good leader.
And just over a third of respondents say he is honest and trustworthy.
The public also appears less comfortable with the way the president is handling the investigation into his campaign’s alleged ties to Russia.
While the survey did not include a breakdown of the partisan leanings of the public, Trump’s approval rating among Republican voters fell to 47 percent, down from 57 percent two weeks ago, according to the survey, which surveyed 1,000 people between February 14 and 16.
And the survey showed that the majority, 52 percent, of Republican voters think the investigation will be fair.
The percentage who thought the probe will be unfair was up from 43 percent a week ago.
The Post-CNN poll found that nearly four-in-ten (39 percent) Americans say Trump is an “untrustworthy” president, compared to 36 percent who said the same about former President Barack Obama.
That has led to a sharp fall in Trump’s ratings among Democratic voters, who have been especially critical of the president since his election victory.
The Post-Bloomberg survey showed Trump’s disapproval ratings dropping to 37 percent among Democratic women, from 51 percent two months ago.
Democrats have also lost confidence in the president’s ability to work with Republicans, with 54 percent of Democrats saying the president “is not able to work effectively with Republicans and has little interest in working with them.”
The president also is facing criticism for a tweet he sent last month saying the U.S. has “won” in the Middle East and “won’t be taken for granted.”
But he also drew the ire of Republicans who said it was a mistake.
In a statement on Wednesday morning, Trump said his tweet was meant to be sarcastic and meant to convey a “slight exaggeration” of the U-turn he made in the wake of a recent meeting with Saudi King Salman.