Donald Trump’s approval rating is at a new low — and that’s before claims that he disclosed sensitive information to Russian officials in the Oval Office and tried to shut down an FBI investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
A new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll, conducted after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey but before the two latest blockbuster revelations, shows Trump’s approval rating at 42 percent, with half of registered voters disapproving of the job Trump is doing as president. In the previous poll, conducted last Tuesday through Thursday, 46 percent of voters approved of Trump’s job performance, and 47 percent disapproved.
Trump’s 42-percent approval rating is his lowest yet in POLITICO/Morning Consult’s weekly survey, which has tended to show more positive results for Trump than most other public polls. The 50-percent disapproval rating matches the previous high — in late March, following the collapse of the first GOP-drafted health care bill in the House.