Poll: Just 29 percent approve of Trump's decision to fire Comey

Poll: Just 29 percent approve of Trump's decision to fire Comey
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Less than a third of Americans approve of President Trump’s decision to fire former FBI Director James Comey last week, according to a new poll.

A NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll published Sunday found that only 29 percent of Americans approve of Trump’s ousting the head of the FBI. Another 38 percent disapprove of the decision, while 32 percent of respondents did not have an opinion of Comey’s removal.

The poll also found that among respondents who had seen or heard “a lot” of information about Comey’s firing, 53 percent disapproved while just 33 percent approved of the decision.


The poll shows the opinion over the president’s decision is split along party lines. While 58 percent of Republicans approve of the decision, 66 percent of Democrats disapprove.

Among independents, 21 percent approve of the change, while 36 percent disapprove.

Thirty percent said Trump’s decision to oust the FBI head gave them a “less than favorable impression” of the president, the poll found.

Trump's job approval rating dropped just one point from the same poll last month, down to 39 percent, but within the margin of error.

The NBC/WSJ poll was conducted May 11 to 13 among 800 adults. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.