Trump Approval Down, Voters Support Special Counsel on Russian Federation

Alicia Cross
May 26, 2017

A Morning Consult/Politico poll finds that the morning news cycle has a majority or respondents feeling nervous about the future in the wake of the reports of various controversies surrounding the Trump administration, a perception held largely by Democrats.

Rasmussen's poll, released Thursday, showed Trump with 48 percent approval and 52 percent disapproval.

While a majority of voters said they're nervous about the future of the country, a smaller share of Americans (43 percent) say the controversies are causing concern for the well-being of them or their families.

Among independents, 33 percent said they wanted Congress to kick off a way to kick out President Trump. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed former Federal Bureau of Investigation director Robert Mueller as special counsel to oversee the Russian Federation probe last week. It has a margin of error of +/- 3 points. That figure was slightly higher among Democrats (78 percent) than Republicans (72 percent), while 61 percent of independents said the same.

Another 20 percent said they strongly agreed, while 17 percent somewhat disagreed with the action, and another 18 percent strongly disagreed with Rosenstein's move. In that same survey, Trump's job approval rating touched a new low, but at 45 percent.

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The last month took a toll on the president's ratings.

Additionally, 57% said they disapprove of the way the media covers Trump, and 62% said they disapprove of the way Trump talks about the media.

The poll of NY voters shows Trump is viewed favorably by 30 percent, while he's viewed unfavorably by 65 percent - numbers that have only gotten worse since last month, when the split was 34 percent to 61 percent negative.

MRG says that last fall only 29% of voters had a positive impression of Trump, while 60% viewed him negatively.

Some of the drop in approval comes from Republicans, as just 81 percent approve of the president.

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