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The US President Donald Trump has been under pressure from Democrats to end his presidency before he leaves office on January 20, and the Democrats have been increasingly vocal in their criticism.

But, according to a new poll from The Associated Press and the Wall Street Journal, the President Donald J. Trump is viewed favourably by more than half of Americans, including more than six in ten Republicans.

The poll was conducted among 1,003 adults nationwide from November 17 to 20, surveying 2,000 registered voters.

The survey was conducted by SSRS and has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.5 percentage points, 19 times out of 20. 

The poll also found that Americans are less likely to support Trump’s travel ban in its first few weeks than they were to support his immigration ban.

Just 37 per cent of respondents said they were “very” or “somewhat” supportive of the travel ban, while 55 per cent said they had “slight” or no reservations. 

It was also noted that while Americans are more likely to want the President’s tax overhaul plan to pass, their overall disapproval of the plan is much higher.

Fifty-six per cent disapproved of the bill in its initial public release in March, while 48 per cent approved. 

Trump has also been accused of bullying, with former President Bill Clinton calling him “the most bullying President in American history”. 

The AP/WSJ poll found that only 32 per cent support Trump for the office of President.

Only 21 per cent say they are “slightly” or not at all likely to vote for him, while 59 per cent are “strongly” or somewhat likely to back him. 

Overall, the AP/Journal survey found that 61 per cent supported the travel and immigration bans on people from seven Muslim-majority countries, with only 14 per cent supporting Trump for reelection.