Poll: Majority of Americans don’t trust Trump to lead through global crisis


The majority of Americans don’t trust President Trump to lead their country through a global crisis, according to a new poll from PBS NewsHour and Marist Poll.

The results found that 58 percent of respondents say they have either little or no confidence in Trump’s ability to steer the country through an international crisis.

The polling comes amid rising tensions with North Korea, as well as between Trump and his Cabinet members. Over the weekend, Trump appeared to undermine Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Twitter, telling Tillerson not to waste his time on negotiations with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. 

Reports surfaced Tuesday that Tillerson contemplated resigning from his post in July.

{mosads}The PBS NewsHour-Marist poll also shows a 37 percent job approval rating of the president — similar to previous Marist polls conducted since his inauguration. 

The public’s impression of Trump has improved since the election, the poll found, with 57 percent of respondents saying they have a “favorable” impression of Trump. That number is down from 64 percent last November, according to previous Marist polls. 

The PBS NewsHour-Marist poll also found that 65 percent of respondents said the country is going in the wrong direction.

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