Poll: Americans find Comey more trustworthy than Trump

Poll: Americans find Comey more trustworthy than Trump
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Americans trust former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyThere was nothing remotely treasonous in Trump's performance with Putin Opinion: One FBI text message in Russia probe that should alarm every American Clapper: Intel officials showed Trump evidence of Putin's role in election meddling MORE more than President TrumpDonald John TrumpNFL freezes policy barring players from protesting during anthem McConnell spokesman on Putin visit: 'There is no invitation from Congress' Petition urges University of Virginia not to hire Marc Short MORE, according to a new poll.

Respondents to an ABC News-Washington Post poll taken April 8-11 said that Comey is “more believable” than Trump by a 48-32 margin.

Trump fired Comey in May, purportedly over his handling of the investigation into Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonProminent Putin critic: If Trump turns me over, I'm dead Dems unveil slate of measures to ratchet up pressure on Russia Trump tweets old video of Clinton talking up 'a strong Russia' MORE’s emails, but acknowledging later that the FBI investigation into possible collusion between his campaign and Russia played a role.

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Nearly half — 47 percent — of poll respondents said they disapproved of Trump’s decision to fire Comey, compared to only 33 percent who said they approve.

The poll was conducted ahead of the release of Comey’s new book, "A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership," in which he gives an account of his time in the Trump administration.

Excerpts of the book were released Thursday.

The poll was conducted among 1,002 adults, and has a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points.