Trump's approval rating hits new low

Lester Mason
December 8, 2017

Only 26 percent of Republican or Republican-leaning respondents said that they believed Trump officials either definitely or probably had improper contacts with Moscow during the campaign.

His job approval ratings among Democrats remain mostly unchanged at 7 percent. The next-lowest approval rating at this point in a presidency belongs to former President Clinton, who held a 48 percent approval rating in 1993.

A majority of Americans believe that there were either definitely or probably improper contacts between Trump officials and Russian Federation during the 2016 campaign, according to a Pew survey out Thursday.

Eighteen percent believe there were probably no improper contacts, and 17 percent said there definitely were not.

The poll conducted between November 29 and Monday has a margin of error of 2.9 percentage points.

Meanwhile, the 63 percent of Americans who disapprove of Trump's job as president is the highest Pew has measured in the poll, topping a previous high of 59 percent in Pew's October survey.

For those who said it is at least probable that senior Trump administration officials had improper contacts with Russian Federation, just 36 percent were very confident in Mueller's fairness.

The center conducted the survey as former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn was pleading guilty to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about his conversations with Russia's ambassador in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe of potential ties between the campaign and Russian operatives during the 2016 presidential election. "In the decades since World War II, the average first-term president before Trump had an approval rating of 62 percent on his 175th day in office", the site wrote in July, when Trump's approval rating was 39 percent.

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