Poll: Two-thirds approve of Trump's outreach to Democrats
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President Trump is seeing widespread voter approval for his decision to reach out to Democrats over the debt ceiling and Hurricane Harvey relief, according to a new poll.

A Rasmussen Reports survey released Wednesday found broad bipartisan approval for Trump's efforts to work with Democrats in the House and Senate to achieve his legislative goals.

Sixty-six percent of likely U.S. voters in a telephone poll told Rasmussen that they approved of Trump reaching out and making a deal with Democrats. That number is even higher among registered Republicans, 72 percent of whom were enthusiastic about Trump's newfound bipartisanism. That number is compared to a slightly lower number of Democrats, 62 percent, who thought it was a good idea.

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Trump shocked Republicans last week when he agreed to an offer by Democratic leaders at a meeting in the White House to fund the government through mid-December and provide relief for Harvey victims, a deal that just hours earlier House Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanMcConnell names Senate GOP tax conferees House Republican: 'I worry about both sides' of the aisle on DACA Overnight Health Care: 3.6M signed up for ObamaCare in first month | Ryan pledges 'entitlement reform' next year | Dems push for more money to fight opioids MORE (R-Wis.) had called impossible.

Congressional Republicans now face a serious problem with voters. Just 35 percent of Republicans surveyed by Rasmussen, which leans conservative, thought that Trump should continue working with GOP leaders to achieve his agenda, compared to 51 percent who want him to start working with Democrats. Almost 80 percent of Democrats want Trump to stop working with GOP leaders, and instead embrace bipartisan solutions.

The poll also found that Trump's attacks on senators in his own party may be helping. Half of Republican voters, 50 percent, say that Trump's decision to target members of his own party for criticism helps the country, while just 32 percent of GOP voters want Trump to lay off and focus his fire on Democrats.

And most say they relate more to the president than congressional Republicans in their views.

Just 14 percent of all voters say they approve of the job the House is doing, while the Senate faces an even lower job approval number, 11 percent.

Rasmussen Reports surveyed 1,000 likely voters between September 10-11. It carries a margin of error of +/- 3 percentage points.