Trump approval rating hits new low in poll

Trump approval rating hits new low in poll

President Trump's approval rating has hit a new low, according to a recent survey.

A new Politico/Morning Consult poll released early Wednesday found Trump's approval rating at 42 percent. Half of registered voters disapprove of the job the president is doing.

The president had a 46 percent job approval rating in a similar poll conducted earlier this month.

The latest poll was conducted after Trump fired former FBI Director James Comey, but before reports emerged that the president revealed highly classified intelligence to Russian officials and that he asked Comey to end the federal investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.  

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The new poll finds that 38 percent of voters now "strongly disapprove" of Trump's job performance, and just 19 percent strongly approve.

A majority, 64 percent, of Democrats strongly disapprove of the president, compared with 43 percent of Republicans who strongly approve.

Only 42 percent of those who say they voted for Trump in the 2016 election strongly approve of the job he is doing. Seventy percent of those who say they voted for Democrat Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonShocking summit with Putin caps off Trump’s turbulent Europe trip GOP lambasts Trump over performance in Helsinki Trump stuns the world at Putin summit MORE strongly disapprove of Trump's job performance.

Still, 79 percent of Republicans overall approve of the job the president is doing and just 16 percent disapprove. Among Democrats, only 15 percent approve of the president's job performance and 79 percent disapprove.

The poll was conducted from May 12 to 14 among 2,001 registered voters. Its margin of error is 2 percentage points.