Published: Sat, May 20, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Grace Becker

Approval of President Trump drops to lowest since inauguration: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Approval of President Trump drops to lowest since inauguration: Reuters/Ipsos poll

New polling indicates that President Donald Trump's favorability has dipped to a new low following a series of controversies.

Popular Video SNL is not a fan of the Trump administration, and it shows with every new skit they produce. Gallup's daily tracking poll, for example, set Trump's record low at 35 percent on March 28. But a plurality of voters (44 percent) said those officials were right to leak the information to the media, arguing that it was necessary to alert our global allies and the public about major breaches in national security protocol.

The poll was conducted after a Washington Post report claimed Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in a White House meeting last week. 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. The information had been provided by a key US ally and could have potentially compromised an asset within the Islamic State group (ISIS), The Washington Post reports.

The roller coaster of a week sent Trump's disapproval numbers among Republicans from 16 percent last week to 23 percent this week.

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Americans appear to have soured on Mr Trump after a tumultuous week in the White House during which the President fought back a steady drumbeat of critical news reports that ramped up concerns about his administration's ties to Russian Federation.

53 percent disapprove of the job he is doing as president, while 41 percent approve.

Fifty-eight percent of voters said it was inappropriate for Trump to share the information, while just 22% said it was appropriate. A plurality of Republican respondents were not bothered by the alleged request, with 54 percent stating that it was appropriate. According to that survey, his approval is current at 38 percent.

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