Trump approval rating hits new low in new poll

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This is the highest disapproval rating we've measured for Trump so far.

A new poll shows President Donald Trump's approval rating has fallen to its lowest level since his inauguration.

A new poll by Morning Consult/POLITICO released on Wednesday found that only 42 percent of Americans approve of Trump's performance as president.

Even more strikingly, twice as many voters "strongly disapprove" of Trump (38 percent) compared to those who strongly approve (19 percent).

Trump's approval rating - 42 percent, down 4 points from last week.

The White House has been roiled by controversy following's Trump's decision to fire the Federal Bureau of Investigation chief, James Comey, who was overseeing two important probes that shaped the Republican president's past year victory against his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. Half of registered voters disapprove of the job the president is doing. Thirty two percent of survey respondents said they had no opinion of Trump's decision to fire America's chief law enforcement officer.

Though he didn't directly address the report as he delivered the commencement address at the United States Coast Guard Academy, Trump said: "Adversity makes your stronger". Gallup's most recent daily tracking number shows Trump with 38 percent job approval, though that number is both a three-day average (meaning it extends back to Sunday) and also awfully volatile.

Republican and right-leaning voters have remained loyal to the president during his first three months in office even as Democrats and those on the left have attacked him as incompetent and unsafe. Among the Democrat voters, he has 8 percent approval rating, compared to 30 percent approval rating of George Bush Jr. Amid the constant headline-grabbing statements and actions, the president's approval rating, which has never really been something to brag about, dropped Tuesday below 40 percent to 39.9 percent, according to the weighted average from data-focused website FiveThirtyEight. According to New York Times, the said polls have revealed Trump to be the least popular USA president in modern history as of the first few months of the term. Around a quarter, 26 percent, are undecided, down from 32 percent in the previous poll.

The White House denies the report.

The new survey shows a plurality of voters continue to oppose the new GOP health care bill. The share of voters who heard about the Comey dismissal increased from 74 percent in the middle of last week to 81 percent over the weekend. And 57 percent of voters say they personally pay too much in taxes.

The poll was conducted from May 12 to 14 among 2,001 registered voters.

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