Trump’s approval rating drops to new low: Poll

Public opinion of President Trump has dropped to the lowest its been since the inauguration, according to Reuters/Ipsos poll data released Friday.

Trump’s approval rating has dropped to 38 percent, while around 56 percent of Americans disapprove of the job he is doing. Just under 6 percent of respondents said they had mixed feelings.

This week has been particularly difficult for Trump. After he fired FBI Director James Comey, it was reported that Comey wrote a memo in which he said Trump had encouraged him to lay off his investigation of former national security adviser Mike Flynn. Trump was also widely criticized for reportedly sharing classified information with Russian officials during a meeting last week, a claim which the White House denies.

According to a separate poll from Politico/Morning Consult released on Friday, 58 percent of Americans disapproved of Trump’s apparent decision to divulge sensitive information to the Russians.

The highest approval rating Trump has received from the Reuters/Ipsos poll model was 49 percent, and that was in early March.

This latest poll gathered responses from 1,971 adults, including 721 Republicans and 795 Democrats. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points for the entire group and 4 percentage points for the Democrats and Republicans.

This post originally appeared on Washington Examiner


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