NORC Poll: Majority of Americans favor Russia probe

-Overall, 90 percent of blacks and 66 percent of Hispanics disapprove of the job Trump is doing, but whites divide more evenly, with 53 percent approving and 47 percent disapproving.

"He's driving the vehicle off the cliff in every other kind of policy and executive action he's trying to push through, but (not) the economy", said Ryan Mills, a 27-year-old tobacco company chemist from Greensboro, North Carolina. "Republicans approve by 79 - 10 percent, which are strong numbers, though they have gone down three points since February", McClatchy reports.

Fifty-one percent of registered voters disapprove of the job Trump is doing, while 38 percent approve, according to the poll. The amount of people who said they approved and disapproved were nearly the same as those for the people said they held favorable and unfavorable opinions of Trump. "I want him to have a little bit tougher skin". His ratings are also underwater on handling foreign policy (58 percent disapprove), immigration (54 percent) the budget deficit (54 percent) and taxes (54 percent).

- More than half of Americans - 56 percent - are extremely or very concerned about people losing their insurance if the GOP proposal had passed.

The poll was conducted over five days before and after House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., withdrew the bill ahead of a planned House vote.

But the poll suggests Trump may find it hard to step past health care.

- Most Americans - 62 percent - say the country is headed in the wrong direction, while just 37 percent say it's headed in the right direction. Brown returns for a third term in two years or whether his head will hang on the trophy wall of Republicans, if his likely challenger, Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel, is successful the second time around to unseat Sen.

It is based on online and telephone interviews of 1,110 adults who are members of NORC's nationally representative AmeriSpeak panel.

In particular, people found Trump's use of the social media platform Twitter to be "a distraction", with 70% stating they found it to be so, while six out of 10 people claimed they were embarrassed by the president's conduct.

No more than 1 time in 20 should chance variations in the sample cause the results to vary by more than plus or minus 4 percentage points from the answers that would be obtained if all adults in the USA were polled. This is indispensable journalism, brought to you by the largest, most experienced newsroom in the region. We need your support to keep our talented reporters, editors and photographers holding government accountable, looking out for the public interest, and separating fact from fiction.

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