Trump losing public support: Poll Jul 17, 2017 0 325 12345 AFPWASHINGTONPUBLIC support for President Donald Trump is dropping, a poll showed Sunday, as he faces multiple setbacks over his stalled agenda and efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare.Nearly six months since he took office, Trump is facing a declining approval rating that has dropped from 42 percent in April to 36 percent, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll of 1,001 adults. Similarly, his disapproval rating has jumped five points to 58 percent.A total of 48 percent of respondents said they"disapprove strongly"of the president's performance in office -- a low threshold never reached by ex-presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, both Democrats, and only reached once by George W. Bush, during his second term.And 48 percent also see American global leadership weakening since Trump entered the White House, while 27 percent said it is stronger.Most respondents (66 percent) said they do not or only somewhat trust Trump in negotiating with foreign leaders, especially with Russian President Vladimir Putin (also 66 percent). Of those, 48 percent said they do not trust Trump"at all"in negotiations with Putin.Opinions over Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and whether the Trump campaign colluded with Moscow -- a subject of multiple investigations -- divided sharply along partisan lines.Only 33 percent of Republicans polled said Russia tried to influence the election, compared with 80 percent of Democrats. Overall, 60 percent of all American adults said Russia tried to tilt the elections, a slight increase from 56 percent in April.Just seven percent of Republicans said the Trump campaign intentionally helped Russian efforts, compared with 65 percent of Democrats. POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Secret Service rejects suggestion it vetted Trump son's meeting Jul 17, 2017 0 280 Trump on offensive as Russia revelations seem to take toll Jul 17, 2017 0 325 Healthcare vote delayed over McCain surgery Jul 17, 2017 0 222 Venezuela vote puts pressure on Maduro AFP CARACAS HUNDREDS of thousands of Venezuelans cast ballots Sunday in a symbolic vote seen likely to reject plans by President Nicolas Maduro to rewrite the constitution, upping pressure on the beleaguered leader .. Huge California wildfire spreads overnight as firefighters dig in REUTERS LOS ANGELES FIREFIGHTERS battled on Sunday to gain control of a destructive wildfire burning near Santa Barbara, California that mushroomed in size overnight, pushed by gusty offshore winds into dry brush that .. US SC gives Hawaii until Tuesday to answer Trump travel ban motion REUTERS WASHINGTON THE US Supreme Court has asked the State of Hawaii to respond by Tuesday at noon to President Donald Trump's motion to block a judge's ruling that prevented his travel ban from being applied to .. Brazil's Lula says people will decide his fate Sao PAULO BRAZIL'S former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said Saturday that voters would decide his fate, shrugging off his graft conviction and insisting he was still in the presidential race. It was .. Trump appoints special counsel to manage Russia probe WASHINGTON US President Donald Trump on Saturday announced the appointment of a former federal prosecutor as special counsel, with US media reporting that he would manage issues linked to the Russia probe. The brief ..