Just in from Quinnipiac Polling:
American voters believe 51 – 35 percent “that the Russian government has compromising information about President Trump,” according to a Quinnipiac University National Poll released today. Republicans don’t believe 70 – 18 percent there is compromising information, the only listed party, gender, education, age or racial group which does not believe it, the poll finds.
Two other groups are divided: 44 percent of white voters with no college degree believe the Russians have something and 43 percent don’t believe it; 42 percent of white men believe it and 43 percent don’t believe it. The Helsinki summit between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin was a failure for the U.S., voters say 52 – 27 percent. The summit was a success for Russia, voters say 73 – 8 percent. Trump was not acting in the best interest of the U.S., voters say 54 – 41 percent.
American voters give President Trump a negative 38 – 58 percent job approval rating, compared to a negative 43 – 52 percent rating in a June 20 Quinnipiac University Poll after the summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. The president’s only clear support among listed groups is from Republicans, who approve 82 – 15 percent, and white evangelical Christians, who approve 71 – 26 percent. White voters with no college degree are split 49 – 47 percent and white men are divided as 49 percent approve and 47 percent disapprove.