Trump approval rating drops to 39 percent: poll
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpDemocrat calls on White House to withdraw ambassador to Belarus nominee TikTok collected data from mobile devices to track Android users: report Peterson wins Minnesota House primary in crucial swing district 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) HaleyNikki Haley trolled over complaints about The Popcorn Factory Tennessee primary battle turns nasty for Republicans The 'pitcher of warm spit' — Veepstakes and the fate of Mike Pence 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 MattisOvernight Defense: Most VA workers find racism 'moderate to serious problem' at facilities l Trump advisers were wary of talking military options over fears he'd accidentally start war Trump advisers were wary of talking military options over fears he'd accidentally start war: report Trump prizes loyalty over competence — we are seeing the results 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 PompeoEngel: IG report shows Pompeo's 'sham' use of emergency declaration in arms sales Overnight Defense: Trump pushed to restore full National Guard funding | Watchdog faults Pompeo on civilian risk of Saudi arms sales Pelosi on 'disturbing situation' in Hong Kong: 'The world is watching' 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."