Trump approval rating drops to 39 percent: poll
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump mocks wind power: 'When the wind doesn't blow, just turn off the television' Pentagon investigator probing whether acting chief boosted former employer Boeing Trump blasts McCain, bemoans not getting 'thank you' for funeral MORE’s approval rating dropped to 39 percent in a poll released Wednesday, although some of his Cabinet members received positive approval ratings.

A Quinnipiac University poll, conducted from April 20-24, showed Trump’s approval rating at just 39 percent. That's down two points from a Quinnipiac poll earlier this month, when 41 percent approved of Trump.

Fifty-four percent of respondents in the new poll disapproved of the job Trump is doing.

At the same time, some members of Trump’s Cabinet — especially his national security team — received mostly positive marks, the poll found. 


U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki HaleyNimrata (Nikki) Haley40 years of Iranian threats against Israel and few pay any attention Nikki Haley endorses term limits for Congress Pelosi: Kim 'big winner' of North Korea talks MORE earned the highest approval rating, with 63 percent of voters giving her positive marks.

Fifty-nine percent said they approve of Defense Secretary James MattisJames Norman MattisPentagon watchdog probing whether acting chief boosted Boeing Overnight Defense: Judge says Trump can't implement transgender policy | Trump floats admitting Brazil to NATO | Mattis returning to Stanford Mattis returning to Stanford months after Pentagon resignation MORE’s performance. 

Forty-four percent approve of Chief of Staff John KellyJohn Francis KellyMORE, and 42 percent of voters gave positive marks to CIA Director Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoPompeo presses for resolution to Gulf dispute The Hill's Morning Report - Trump, Dems put manufacturing sector in 2020 spotlight State Department blocks reporters from Pompeo briefing with faith-based media: report MORE, who is likely to be confirmed soon as the next secretary of State.

Trump’s national security adviser John Bolton received a 37 percent approval rating, while 35 percent said they disapprove of him.

The poll surveyed 1,193 voters and has a margin of error of 3.4 percentage points.

The Trump administration is dealing with a number of national security and foreign policy issues. Trump is expected to meet soon with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un amid efforts to get the country to end its nuclear program.

Meanwhile, the U.S., France and United Kingdom carried out targeted missile strikes earlier this month in Syria in response to a chemical weapons attack on civilians there.

Trump said Tuesday he expects U.S. troops on the ground in Syria will come home "relatively soon."