Trump Hits Lowest Approval Rating As President
New polling indicates that President Donald Trump’s favorability has dipped to a new low following a series of controversies. Some of Trump’s recent actions didn’t sit well with voters. The decline in support from Republicans appears to be a primary reason why Trump’s overall approval rating is now at the lowest level since he took office.
Thirty-eight percent, by contrast, said they believe the leak was unnecessary “because it is within a president’s right to declassify and share any information he sees fit” and that such leaks undermine the office of the presidency, the poll found.
The first story concerned Trump’s disclosing sensitive counter terrorism intelligence to both the Russian foreign minister and ambassador during a private White House meeting.
Contending that he wants Russian Federation to “greatly step up their fight” against the so-called Islamic State and other terror groups, Trump said on Twitter that he felt compelled to divulge the information for “humanitarian reasons”.
Almost six in 10 voters (58%) said they felt Trump’s decision to share sensitive information about ISIS with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during an Oval Office meeting last week was “inappropriate”, the poll found, while just 22% said they felt the disclosure was appropriate. Breaking down the data, the survey found that 85 percent of Democrats and 59 percent of Independents disapproved of Trump sharing the information while only 27 percent of Republicans felt the same way.
The survey found that 50 percent of respondents disapproved of Trump asking Comey to drop the investigation, if the memo is proven true.
Half of the respondents to a just-released poll don’t think President Donald Trump is fit to be commander-in-chief.
That’s a drastic change from the 43.6 percent approval rating the divisive politician received in the May 1st poll.