Approval rating for President Trump at lowest since inauguration, CBS poll says

President Trump's approval rating hits 50 percent, poll shows
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21 June, 2017

This approval rating is the lowest recorded in CBS News Polls since he became president. The CBS poll does show that a majority of Americans, 60 percent, don't think President Trump did anything illegal during his private meetings with former FBI Director James Comey.

Fifteen percent of respondents said the president should attempt to stop the independent investigation, compared with 81 percent who disagree in a poll conducted by SSRS of Media of 1,117 adults nationwide from Thursday through Sunday.

That statistic represents an 11-point drop from Trump's job approval on his 100th day in office, when 83 percent of Republicans approved of his performance (and 10 percent of Democrats did the same). His firing of FBI Director James Comey and comments suggesting the move was connected to the bureau's Russian Federation probe, as well as his near-constant focus on the investigation, might not be helping him with the American people. Fifty-seven percent of those polled believed Comey compared to 31 percent believing Trump more. The same survey released from the organization on Monday shows Trump's approval rating back under water - with 48 percent of the country approving of his performance, while 52 percent disapprove.

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Thirty-nine percent of all respondents thought the Russian Federation investigation was a critical national security issue, while 32 percent thought it was a distraction. There is a four percent margin of error for the poll.

Other recent surveys haven't brought good news for Trump either.

Trump also said his polling numbers were higher than that of former President Obama. When looking only at Republicans, 85 percent think he is critiqued more than previous presidents, and 34 percent are more likely to support him as a result. FiveThirtyEight aggregates public polls to come up with the average figure and accounts for each survey's quality, timeliness, sample size and any partisan leanings.


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