President Trump's Approval Rating Hits New Low in Yet Another Poll

President Trump's approval rating has sunk to 38 percent - its lowest level since Inauguration Day, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll out Friday.

A similar number, 55 percent, further said they lack confidence in Trump's ability to handle national intelligence in the wake of the reported incident, including 41 percent who said they are "not confident at all" and 14 percent who offered that they are "not too confident" in the president, the poll found. The remaining 6 percent had "mixed feelings". That was followed by reports that former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey, whom Trump recently fired, had written memos expressing concerns that the president had pressured him to stop investigating Mr Trump campaign ties to Russian Federation.

The ongoing probe into ties between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign has reportedly identified a current White House official as "a significant person of interest, "The Washington Post reports".

Administration officials called the premise of the report "false", although Trump argued he has an "absolute right" to share information with Russian officials.

84 percent of respondents said that they were familiar with the news story while 58 percent said that Trump was wrong to make the disclosure to Russian officials. He said no politician in history had been treated "worse or more unfairly".

While Mr Trump remains popular with members of his own party, many rank-and-file Republicans appear to have backed off their support for the President during the past week. Since then, the president's approval rating steadily declined, arriving at its lowest point amid a week of negative press coverage.

The Politico/Morning Consult poll surveyed 1,970 voters from May 16 to 18. It has a credibility interval, a measure of accuracy, of 3 percentage points for the entire group and 4 percentage points for the Democrats and Republicans.



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