Trump is losing his battle with the Republican Party

Trump must go on offense

Trump must go on offense

Only 34 percent of Americans agree with him, while 62 percent favor moving on, including 47 percent of Republicans, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation poll released Friday.

Both Democrats and Republicans in Congress have earned the ire of most Americans, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS, with almost seven in 10 (68%) judging the Republican Congress a failure so far after last month's repeal and replace plan died in the Senate.

However, Only 24 percent of Americans judge the Republican dominated Congress a huge success. Seven in 10 Americans disapprove of Republican leaders in the House of Representatives and in the Senate based on their performances so far.

Numerous respondents listed U.S. President Donald Trump, specifically, as the country's top problem, the latest Gallup poll showed. Even three quarters of people who approve of Trump say they disapprove of Congress (76%) and a plurality (48%) says the GOP-led legislature has been a failure.

Democrats' approval of Congress is at 12 percent which is consistent with their low ratings for Congress throughout 2017 from around 10 to 19 percent.

That figure is the same for both parties.

Asked if they approved or disapproved of the way the Republican leaders in Congress are handling their jobs 24% approved, with 71% disapproving.

Congress is now on its August recess without any major legislative achievement. "Were Trump to seriously propose postponing the election, there would be a torrent of opposition, which would most likely include prominent Republicans".

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. Its failure to pass the health care overhaul bill largely contributed to its unpopularity. Most Democrats (70%) and independents (59%) favor the bi-partisan approach, though almost half of Republicans (49%) and Trump supporters (46%) want Republicans to continue pursuing their own plan to repeal and replace the law. That is the single most unpopular element of the health care law and might even garner support from across the aisle - even Democrats have admitted it needs changes. The margin of sampling error is plus or minus 3 percentage points for the full sample.

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