Trump approval rating hits new low in poll

Donald Trump fired James Comey

Trump's poll ratings tell a different story to the one he peddles.

President Donald Trump's approval rating has sunk to a new low as enthusiasm among his base continues to ebb, a new Morning Consult/POLITICO survey shows.

Just 42% of US voters said they approve of Trump's job as President, while 50% say they disapprove, the latest Politico/Morning Consult Poll found. Also only half of the registered voters disproved of Trump's job. Gallup has Trump's approval rating at just 38 percent, making him the least popular president at this point in their first term in the history of modern polling. Things got more hard for Trump last week after he fired FBI director James Comey, which Democrats say is suspicious because of the FBI's investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russian Federation.

Donald Trump may have obstructed justice, Democrats have said, after reports emerged claiming that he urged James Comey to drop the investigation into disgraced national security adviser Michael Flynn.

There is a partisan split in the new poll: 79 percent of Republican voters approve of Trump's job while 79 percent of Democrats and 50 percent of independents disapprove. Thirty two percent of survey respondents said they had no opinion of Trump's decision to fire America's chief law enforcement officer.




In his first 114-117 days in the office, Barack Obama was at 64 percent approval, George Bush stood at 56 percent, Bill Clinton had 45 percent, and Trump is at 38 percent.

Republican and right-leaning voters have remained loyal to the president during his first three months in office even as Democrats and those on the left have attacked him as incompetent and risky.

Of the six presidents who came before Trump, the Republican Ronald Reagan, who was in office from 1981 to 1989, had the highest comparable approval rating at 68%. Among Democrats, only 15 percent approve of the president's job performance and 79 percent disapprove.

42 percent of self-identified Trump voters approve of his performance. Around a quarter, 26 percent, are undecided, down from 32 percent in the previous poll. Among Republicans, 49% said wealthy Americans pay too little, 21% the right amount, and 19% too much.

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