Majority says current Congress a failure so far

To put the final nail in the coffin of the opposition (Republicans, Democrats and the failing mainstream media) President Trump needs victories in three areas: legislative, the court of public opinion, and national defense and diplomacy.

Only 16 percent of Republicans approve of the job Congress is doing, according to the latest Gallup poll.

Just 24 percent of Americans approve of the leadership in the Republican-controlled Congress, according to the new CNN poll, down from 39 percent in January. More broadly, only about a quarter of all Americans (24%) judge the Republican Congress a success so far. President Trump pulled 38 percent approval by Americans in the poll.

If Trump and congressional Republicans proposed postponing the election to ensure only eligible citizens could vote, support from Republicans rises to 56 percent.

Thirty-four percent of respondents approve of Democratic leaders in Congress, compared to 59 percent who disapprove. Seven in 10 Americans disapprove of Republican leaders in the House of Representatives and in the Senate based on their performances so far. They say the GOP-dominated Congress has so far failed Americans. Democrats appear to be more positive about the way their leaders in Congress have performed so far.

Numerous respondents listed U.S. President Donald Trump, specifically, as the country's top problem, the latest Gallup poll showed.

Hard-line conservatives of the House Freedom Caucus began an uphill fight Friday to force a fresh House vote this fall on erasing much of the Obama law without an immediate replacement. Only 8% point the blame at President Trump. The rest are divided: One in five say the GOP should both stop trying to repeal Obamacare completely (21%) and the same share say Republicans should keep trying to repeal it anyway (21%). A handful of Republicans - after campaigning, raising money on and promising the repeal of ObamaCare - failed to deliver. Conservatives in Young's district are angry with the GOP's failure to repeal and replace Obamacare. Its failure to pass the health care overhaul bill largely contributed to its unpopularity. That's a return to the level of support seen in May 2015. That's down slightly from ten years ago, before the passage of the ACA, when 64% supported the idea. "At a minimum, they show that a substantial number of Republicans are amenable to violations of democratic norms that are more flagrant than what is typically proposed (or studied)". Democrats lead registered voters by a similar 51% to 42%.

The poll results are based on telephone interviews conducted between August 2 and 6, with a random sample of 1,017 adults across the country. The margin of sampling error for results among the full sample is plus or minus 3.6 percentage points, it is larger for subgroups.

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