Steep drop among Republican support for Trump, new poll shows

Posted June 22, 2017

Meanwhile, the poll found that most Americans believe Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation will be impartial and that Trump should not do anything to try to stop it.

The survey of 1,117 adults nationwide, conducted June 15-18, has a margin of error of 4 percentage points.

The new Rasmussen Poll, one of the most accurate in the 2016 Election, just out with a Trump 50% Approval Rating.That's higher than O's #'s!

A new CBS News poll released on Tuesday showed that President Donald Trump's approval rating had crashed to yet another all-time low - and it seems that even Republicans are jumping ship over his bungling of the Russian Federation probe.

The right-leaning daily poll from Rasmussen Reports continued to skew overall poll figures Wednesday as it reported that 45 percent of "likely USA voters" approved of the president's job performance.

When CBS last polled President Trump's job approval rating in late April, his approval rating was 41%.

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A new CBS poll has shed light on America's thoughts regarding President Trump and fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey.

In March, 50 percent of respondents thought Russian Federation meddled in the election.

Thirty-nine percent said the investigation is a critical natural security issue, although 32% said it is a political distraction. Although it found Trump's approval rating to be only 40 percent, which Zogby says "is low for a beginning president", Trump scored higher than nearly every other key political figure included in the poll. Trump's response to the investigation has a greater effect than his stance on the economy or his response to the recent Congressional shooting in Virginia. Among Democrats, it was 88 percent against and 10 percent favoring interference.

Most respondents (57 percent) also said they would rather trust Comey, who said Trump pressured him to drop the probe, instead of Trump, who earned only 31 percent support on that question.

Almost two-thirds of the people surveyed by CBS agree that Trump is more interested in protecting himself than protecting the US from Russian interference, which only 30 percent believe he values more. That credibility gap is much more pronounced among Democrats: 84 percent believe Comey and only 8 percent believe Trump. Twenty-seven percent thought it was a serious issue but not as serious as other issues. These groups are generally more favorable toward Democratic than Republican presidents, but their ratings of President Trump are more negative than those Republican George W. Bush received at a similar point in his presidency. Most Republicans feel the President is being criticized more than his predecessors and for some of them, that just makes them back the President even more.

In the same poll, Americans were asked about their views of the Republican effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Healthcare Act, or Obamacare.