One Year Into The Job
President Trump's approval rating is at
November 09, 2017
(NATIONAL) -- Just when you thought President Trump's approval ratings couldn't go any lower, along comes another CNN poll.
President Trump: approval rating at new low. Photo by Gage Skidmore
CNN reports that Donald Trump's approval rating "stands at its lowest point in CNN's polling as concerns about contacts between Trump's presidential campaign and Russian operatives have grown sharply in the wake of the first indictments from the special counsel investigating Russian meddling in the US election."
Just 36% of those polled say they approve of the way Trump is handling his job as president, according to that new CNN Poll conducted by SSRS.
And that number is worse by one percentage point than Trump's previous low of 37%, reached in October.
And it gets worse for Trump. Disapproval is also at a new high of 58% with nearly half (48%) saying they "strongly disapprove" of the way the President is handling his job.
Other items from that poll:
.......More Americans than ever before express concern about contacts between suspected Russian operatives and Trump's presidential campaign.
.......42% say they are "very concerned" about those reports, up from just 27% who said that back in July.
.......The new poll was done Thursday through Sunday, following the announcement last week of indictments against Paul Manafort, Trump's former campaign chairman, and his associate, Rick Gates as well as news that a foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign had pleaded guilty to making a false statement to the FB regarding his interactions with foreign officials close to the Russian government.
.......Almost six in 10 poeple polled, 59%, say they think Trump himself knew last year that anyone associated with his campaign had contact with suspected Russian operatives.
.......About two-thirds (64%) now say the investigation into Russian efforts to influence the US presidential election in 2016 is a serious matter that should be fully investigated. 32% see it as an effort to discredit Trump's presidency but that figure is down from 38% in August.
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