President Donald Trump’s approval rating has dropped to 32 percent this week and is the lowest approval rating in any poll since he has entered the White House. At the same time, the Pew Research Center’s survey shows that Trump’s disapproval is 63 percent.
According to the poll, Trump’s approval rating decreased from February, when he was at 39 percent. In October, the approval rating for Trump was 34 percent, while 59 percent disapproved of the president, Newsweek reminds.
“Since Trump became president, his job approval ratings have been more polarized than past presidents during their first year in office. That remains the case today, but his job ratings are lower today among Republicans than they were in February,” Pew said in its report.
About 59 percent of Americans have said that the collusion between Russia and Trump’s campaign in the period before last year’s election, definitely or probably occurred. About 30 percent think that “senior Trump officials definitely had improper contacts with Russia during the campaign.” The same percentage (30) of respondents said that collusion between Trump officials and the Russians definitely or probably did not happen. Only 26 percent of GOP voters think that collusion probably or definitely occurred.
Meanwhile, another poll taken at the same period (between November 29 and Monday) shows that Trump’s approval rating is 33 percent, 12 percent less than the approval rating he had during his first week in office.
“The survey was being conducted when Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, pleaded guilty to lying about contacts with Russian officials during the presidential transition. There are no significant differences in opinions about whether senior administration officials had improper campaign contacts with Russia, or in views of Mueller’s investigation, in interviewing conducted before and after Flynn pleaded guilty on December 1,” Pew stated.