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Poll: Trump job approval rating now lowest in 70 years

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- William Steakin |
As turmoil over Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Russian lawyer during last year's election continues to develop, President Trump's job approval rating is now at the lowest of any American president at this point in the last 70 years.

Just 36 percent of Americans now say they approve of the job Trump is doing in the White House, according to a new ABC News/Washington Post poll released over the weekend.

Fifty-eight percent say they disapprove of President Trump.

A Gallup daily tracking poll released on Sunday seemed to back up the ABC News/Washington Post poll numbers, showing that 38 percent approve of Trump.

Click through the best reactions to Donald Trump Jr.'s emails:

For comparison, President Obama's numbers at this point in his first term show him receiving nearly 60 percent approval among Americans -- same can be said for former President Ronald Reagan, according to Gallup.

The controversy surrounding Russia's involvement in the 2016 presidential election seems to be impacting the president's approval.

According to the ABC News/Washington Post poll, which was conducted between July 10 and 13, 63 percent say Trump Jr. taking a meeting with a Russian lawyer after being promised compromising information on Hillary Clinton from the Russian government was inappropriate.

Trump on Sunday lashed out over on Twitter regarding his latest numbers, slamming the survey as "just about the most inaccurate poll around election time!"

The president also again condemned "fake news" media as "DISTORTING DEMOCRACY in our country!"

Politicians, pundits sound off on Donald Trump Jr.'s emails

  • Seth Moulton
    If this isn't treasonous, I'm not sure what is.
  • Sean Hannity
    Is this Hillary Collusion??
  • Preet Bharara
    Quick reminder: something doesn't have to be illegal for it to be foolish, wrong and un-American. @DonaldJTrumpJr
  • Adrian Carrasquillo
    .@LindseyGrahamSC on CNN: I know Don Jr and Jared Kushner are new to politics but this is going to require a lot of questions to be answered
  • Nancy Pelosi
    .@realDonaldTrump’s son & aides met w/ Russian agent to influence our election. That is a fact.…
  • Rep. Joe Kennedy III
    .@MerriamWebster definition of #collusion: secret agreement or cooperation especially for an illegal or deceitful p…
  • Gov. Mike Huckabee
    Liberal media in a frenzy because Donald Trump Jr released all his emails. Should've just deleted them. We know that's fine with them!
  • Josh Dawsey
    What seems interesting: Email tells Trump Jr. the effort is part of Russia government's efforts to help Trump. He doesn't ask questions.
  • Brian Stelter
    "On its face, this email chain is proof of a willingness expressed by @DonaldJTrumpJr to collude with Russia" --@JakeTapper on @CNN
  • Clint Smith
    So...this is it right?
  • Antonio Sabáto Jr
    I consider my friend @DonaldJTrumpJr a honorable man in every sense of the word . 🇺🇸✌️
  • Gabby Morrongiello
    Former Watergate prosecutor Nick Akerman says Trump Jr. emails are "almost a smoking cannon." Told me "there's no question this is treason."
  • Andrea Mitchell
    .@matthewamiller: I don't know how anyone can come out and defend what is in these emails, whether republican or democrat #AMR
  • Brian Tashman
    Graham: Trump Jr. "definitely has to testify"
  • MJ Lee
    Sen. Hatch says the Don Jr. emails are not "relevant" and "all this stuff about Trump's sons and daughter -- it's a bunch of bunk."
  • Kasie Hunt
    Statement from @VPPressSec on Donald Trump Jr meeting and @VP's knowledge
  • Jon Cooper
    There's NO way Don Jr, Jared & Paul Manafort met w/ the Russian Gov't operative without advising Donald Trump in advance. HE'S GUILTY, TOO!
  • Leanne Naramore
    Tapper: "This can't be dismissed as people out to get Donald J. Trump Jr. or fake news. This is evidence of willing…
  • Niels Lesniewski
    So, I just talked to Mark Warner:
  • Frank Thorp V
    Sen @ChrisMurphyCT on Don Jr: "For a long time we saw a lot of smoke but no fire, you're seeing the fire today."

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