New Approval Polls Show Bad News for Trump

After Sacking Comey, Trump Faces Lowest Approval Ratings Yet

New Approval Polls Show Bad News for Trump

In his first 30 days as the President of the United States, Donald Trump had an approval rating among Republican voters of 84 percent, compared to George Bush Jr., which had 82 percent. Seventy-nine percent of Republicans approve of the job Trump is doing while 16 percent disapprove.

Trump's approval rating overall remains high with Republicans, however, despite the dampened enthusiasm.

As for the Comey dismissal, 38 percent of those surveyed said the disapproved of the president's decision while 29 percent approved.

"Every postwar president with a sub-50 percent approval rating around midterm time has lost a double-digit number of House seats, with truly massive landslides being common", Prokop writes.

Asked to list their top priorities for Congress, 37 percent of voters said the legislative body's top priority should be investigating Trump campaign officials for alleged connections or contacts with the Kremlin during the 2016 elections - the same share of voters who listed repealing and replacing Obamacare or reforming entitlement programs such as Medicare and Social Security.

Nancy Pelosi, the former Democratic leader of the Senate, described Mr Trump's behaviour, if as reported in Mr Comey's notes, as "an assault on the rule of law".

During Nixon's first quarter in office, Republicans were 32 points more likely than Democrats to approve of him, according to Gallup.

Trump reports weigh on global stocks and the dollar
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The survey was conducted quickly, last Thursday and Friday, after the unexpected announcement that Trump had fired FBI Director James B. Comey.

For instance, 43% of those surveyed said they opposed the corporate tax rate being cut to 15% from its current 35% federal statutory rate, while 34% are in favor. That's down 7 percentage points from the prior poll, earlier this month.

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.

The latest Public Policy Polling survey found that almost half (48%) of Americans supported impeachment proceedings for Trump, while just 41% said they would not support them.

We can say that thanks to two sets of data. The White House denied the report but the news set off a firestorm of coverage. In the new poll, 38 percent of voters approve of the new bill, unchanged from a week before.

The poll was conducted among 1,500 adults by means of phone interviews with a three percentage point margin of error. It's actually a Politico-Morning Consult poll.

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