Trump's approval rating is still stuck in a rut

Americans are finally feeling the effects of the economic turnaround that began in the second term of Barack Obama and has continued under President Donald Trump

"For example, 73 percent of Republican voters support reducing the number of legal immigrants, compared to 57 percent of Democrats who oppose that idea".

Meanwhile, 45 to 39 percent of respondents said they support language included in the legislation that would end USA citizens and green card holders' ability to petition to make extended family members lawful permanent residents, the poll found.

"Trump's skirmish with Attorney General [Jeff] Sessions did not go well with many conservatives, and former communications director Anthony Scaramucci's vulgar exchange with a reporter upset many". Last month his approval rating was at 46 percent.

58 percent agree with putting a cap on the number of refugees offered permanent residency, while 60 percent support establishing a "points system" based on criteria like English proficiency and prospective salary.

Trump's overall approval rating was at 36 percent in CBS' latest poll, which was conducted last weekend during a relatively calm period at the White House.

Only 49 percent of respondents told pollsters for CBS that the markets matter to them.

A plurality of Americans (42 percent) think there are too many low-skilled immigrants in the USA, including 56 percent of Republicans.

Mr. Kasich has since said he is rooting for Mr. Trump to do well as president, but has refused to close the door on running against him for the GOP nomination in 2020.

In a series of tweets on Tuesday, the president went after the Post and the Times for allegedly failing to seriously cover former President Bill Clinton and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch's meeting previous year on an airport tarmac during the FBI's investigation into Hillary Clinton's email practices.

'Excellent Jobs Numbers just released - and I have only just begun.

The New York Times began the media campaign on behalf of such a tax-cutting deal with an editorial Tuesday, "What Real Tax Reform Could Be", which hailed what it called the "rare bipartisan consensus that closing loopholes in order to lower the top corporate rate of 35 percent would help American businesses compete globally".



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