New approval rating poll reflects the media’s bashing of Trump

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A new Politico/Morning Consult poll released Wednesday revealed that President Trump’s approval rating has reached a new low of 42 percent. Half of registered voters do not approve of Trump’s job performance.

In a similar poll conducted earlier in May, Trump earned a 46 percent job approval rating.

Wednesday’s poll follows Trump’s dismissal of former FBI Director James Comey, yet was conducted prior to widespread reports that the president disclosed highly classified intelligence to Russian officials and that he requested that Comey discontinue the federal investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

According to the new poll, 38 percent of voters now strongly disapprove of the president’s job performance, and 19 percent strongly approve.

Sixty-four percent of Democrats strongly disapprove of Trump, while 43 percent of Republicans strongly approve.

Of voters who cast their ballot for Trump in the 2016 election, only 42 percent strongly approve of his job performance. Seventy percent of voters who supported Hillary Clinton strongly disapprove of the job Trump is doing.

Despite some of Trump’s falling numbers, 79 percent of Republicans overall approve of his job performance, and only 16 percent disapprove. Just 15 percent of Democrats approve of the president’s job performance and 79 percent disapprove.

The Politico/Morning Consult poll of 2,001 registered voters was conducted from May 12 to 14, and has a margin of error of 2 percent.

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