Most voters say there is too much turnover in Trump administration

A majority of voters believe there has been too much turnover in the Trump administration, according to the latest Hill-HarrisX poll.

The survey, which was released on Wednesday, found 54 percent of voters think the Trump administration has had too many personnel changes, while 37 percent believe that the administration has seen the right amount of turnover.

Just 9 percent believe there haven’t been enough personnel changes.

Partisans largely stayed within party lines in their answers.

An overwhelming majority of Democratic voters — 71 percent — said there has been too many changes in key administration personnel, compared to 36 percent of Republicans who said the same. Independents sided with Democrats on the issue at 52 percent.

The survey comes just a week after President TrumpDonald John TrumpStates slashed 4,400 environmental agency jobs in past decade: study Biden hammers Trump over video of world leaders mocking him Iran building hidden arsenal of short-range ballistic missiles in Iraq: report MORE ousted national security adviser John Bolton.

Trump announced the news on Twitter, saying that he told Bolton that his services “were no longer needed in the White House" because of strong disagreements over foreign policy decisions.

"I informed John BoltonJohn BoltonThe key impeachment hearings are before an appeals court, not the House Judiciary panel Beyond the myth of Sunni-Shia wars in the Middle East The Hill's Morning Report - Impeachment of Trump resumes MORE last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House. I disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions, as did others in the Administration," Trump said in a series of tweets.

Bolton later tweeted that he had offered to resign and suggested that he was surprised by Trump’s decision to make the news public.

Bolton’s ouster marks the latest shakeup on Trump’s national security team. Bolton, who was appointed in March 2018, was the president’s third national security adviser. There has also been a number of departures from atop of the Pentagon, State Department, and intelligence community.

Numerous departments and agencies have heads serving on an acting basis, with Trump saying he preferred it that way.

The Trump administration has faced scrutiny over its rate of turnover among senior level officials.

According to data collected by the Brookings Institute, the Trump administration has already had more cabinet turnover than his last five predecessors, including former presidents Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaLGBTQ advocates slam Buttigieg for past history with Salvation Army Jayapal pushes back on Gaetz's questioning of impeachment witness donations to Democrats Gaetz clashes with Stanford professor: 'It makes you look mean' MORE, George W. Bush, Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonClinton still 'disappointed' Sanders held off on endorsing her in 2016 Booker notes 'anger' over more billionaires than black candidates in 2020 race Fox's Napolitano says obstruction 'easiest' impeachment offense for Democrats MORE, George H.W. Bush, and Ronald Reagan, had their entire first terms. 

The Hill-HarrisX was conduced online among 1,003 registered voters between Sept. 13 and Sept. 14. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.

—Tess Bonn