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Trump approval at lowest level since inauguration

Trump approval at lowest level since inauguration

The Post said its sources would not further identify the official, who was described as a senior White House adviser who is close to Mr Trump.

President Trump's approval ratings continue to fall as voters increasingly see his decisions to fire FBI Director James Comey and to reveal classified information to top Russian diplomats as inappropriate, a poll released Friday shows. An additional 6 percent had "mixed feelings" about Trump's performance in the poll published by Reuters. Forty-nine percent of all registered voters in the poll approved of Trump at the time.

A majority of Americans said it was "inappropriate" for Trump to share classified intelligence with the Russians during the meeting. There followed reports of former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Camley, whom Trump recently abstained, and expressed his concern in writing that Trump was pushing him to stop his research on the relations of his campaign for Russian Federation. He said no politician in history had been treated "worse or more unfairly".

About two in five said they strongly disapproved of the president, while 42 percent of the voters who helped elect Trump in November said they still strongly approve of him.




Later in the week, the Justice Ministry announced it appointed former FBI Director Robert Muller as head of an independent investigation into the contacts of Donald Trump's campaign with Russian Federation.

While Trump remains popular with members of his own party, many rank-and-file Republicans appear to have backed off their support for the president during the past week.

50% said Trump wasn't "able to serve as Commander-in-Chief", and about the same percentage (52%) said they were not confident he could keep the country safe from terrorism.

A Reuters/Ipsos poll last week put that number at 16 percent. The decline in support from Republicans appears to be a primary reason why Mr Trump's overall approval rating is now at the lowest level since he took office.


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