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

Angelica Greene
May 20, 2017

The percentage of voters that approve of Trump's job performance has dipped to 41% from 42%, resulting in a 4-point drop in his net approval rating compared to the previous poll.

The president's highest approval rating during his tenure happened in the March 9 poll.

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Trump's approval rating has taken another hit amid the recent scandals, with 53% of voters saying they disapprove of his job performance, up from 50% last week.

On April 20, the polling group found Trump's approval to be 51 percent while 45 percent disapproved of him. But a plurality of voters (44 percent) said those officials were right to leak the information to the media, arguing that it was necessary to alert our global allies and the public about major breaches in national security protocol. The information had been provided by a key USA ally and could have potentially compromised an asset within the Islamic State group (ISIS), The Washington Post reports.

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55 percent say they are "not too confident" or "not confident at all" in Trump's ability to handle highly classified national security information, while 39 percent say they are confident.

So far, President Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, and former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, have been the public centers of the investigation.

Among Republicans, 23 percent expressed disapproval of Mr Trump in the latest poll, up from 16 percent in the same poll last week.

The incident has affected voters' confidence in Trump handling the nation's most sensitive secrets. A majority of voters (58 percent) called the disclosure inappropriate, including 85 percent of Democrats, 59 percent of independents and 27 percent of Republicans. According to that survey, his approval is current at 38 percent.

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