Most Americans Disagree With Trump Over Trans People Serving In The Military

Marie Harrington
August 5, 2017

Donald Trump's struggling approval ratings continue, but can the president pull his net approval rating back up to positive numbers?

A majority of American voters say that transgender people should be allowed to serve in the USA military, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll published Thursday.

On top of that, 50% of all respondents said they strongly disapprove of Trump while just 25% said they strongly approve.

The president's approval rating is down 7 percentage points from the 40 percent rating he received in a similar poll in the last week of June.

"Voters say a soldier is a soldier, no matter what his/her gender identity is".

"They put on uniforms and face the same risks as their brothers and sisters in arms for little reward other than protecting their country", said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll. Twenty-six percent said they viewed Trump as a levelheaded person, while 71 percent say they consider him unstable.

ADVERTISEMENTThe president, in previous months, has touted the Rasmussen poll on Twitter, calling it "one of the most accurate in the 2016 Election" while bragging about his approval rating at the time.

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The May 24 national poll found American voters believe Trump is abusing his powers; job approval remains at historic low.

Trump has often touted the Rasmussen poll's approval rating. And once again, their support for Trump is down since inauguration.

The Quinnipiac poll surveyed 1,125 voters nationwide between July 27 and August 1 over landline telephones and cellphones.

The July 12 New York State poll found Gov. Cuomo's approval drops to near record low; Cuomo gets low grades for handling transit. It found that 68 percent believe transgenders should be able to serve in the military while 27 percent think they should be banned from doing so.

A little over a week ago, President Donald Trump announced on Twitter that the US military would no longer let transgender people serve in the military, reversing the policy established by former President Barrack Obama.

Respondents also opposed one of Trump's signature goals, repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare.

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