Trump approval rating down ahead of Mueller report release: poll

President TrumpDonald John TrumpImpeachment? Not so fast without missing element of criminal intent Feds say marijuana ties could prevent immigrants from getting US citizenship Trump approval drops to 2019 low after Mueller report's release: poll MORE's approval rating is down to 40 percent ahead of the release of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE's report, according to a new poll from Monmouth University.

The poll released Wednesday showed the president's approval rating dropping 4 points since Monmouth's survey last came out in March. His disapproval rating sits at 54 percent, up 3 points since March.

Mueller's report will be released on Thursday, according to the Justice Department. A four-page summary already released by Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrImpeachment? Not so fast without missing element of criminal intent Trump approval drops to 2019 low after Mueller report's release: poll Trump: Mueller report was 'written as nastily as possible' by 'true Trump Haters' MORE said Mueller did not find evidence of a conspiracy between Trump's campaign and Russia.

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Monmouth's polling director noted the end of the tax season in highlighting the poll's findings, which he said were not particularly good for Trump.

“The president’s job rating doesn’t see huge swings, so we tend to focus on small movements. The current reading comes at the end of tax return season and while official Washington eagerly awaits the Mueller report. Neither subject is particularly good for Trump,” said Patrick Murray, director of the independent Monmouth University Polling Institute, in a statement.

The poll's results were based on interviews from April 11 to April 15 with 801 adults in the U.S. The poll has a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points.