Putin’s Already Negative US Image Worsens

As investigations into Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election continue, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s image in the U.S. has worsened. Thirteen percent of U.S. adults now have a favorable opinion of Putin, down from 22% in February. CONT. Art Swift, Gallup Read more »

Trump voters talk Russia probe, president’s progress

President Trump says the investigation into Russia’s influence in the 2016 election is not interfering with his agenda. Republican strategist and CBS News contributor Frank Luntz spoke with a group of 13 men and seven women who voted for Mr. Trump in November about what they think of the president’s […] Read more »

Running to Stand Still

… Given that President Trump was once a reality show star, I guess it isn’t all that strange that Washington feels more and more like a reality show every day. There’s lots of drama (“are they going to break up/get together?”), breathless speculation (“who will get kicked off the island?”) […] Read more »

The GOP’s Risky Calculation for 2018

Scandals have typically operated as a cloud over a president’s agenda. But the Russia-related legal challenges swirling around President Trump are functioning more like a cloak for his joint agenda with congressional Republicans. That difference captures the GOP’s decision to govern in a manner aimed almost entirely at stoking their […] Read more »

Despite Russia inquiry, Texas GOP voters solidly trust Trump

Most voters in the country’s biggest red state are wary of President Donald Trump — but Republican voters remain strongly supportive of him, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll. More than half of the voters said Trump does not have the temperament to serve as president, but […] Read more »

Trump Approval Highest on Terrorism, Economy

On 10 hot-button issues, President Donald Trump gets the highest approval ratings for his handling of terrorism (46%) and the economy (45%). His lowest ratings are for healthcare policy (28%) and relations with Russia (30%). Trump’s frosty relations with the news media meet with approval from 34% of U.S. adults. […] Read more »