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New York - Approval Of President Trump Drops To Lowest Since Inauguration: Reuters/Ipsos Poll

Published on: May 19, 2017 07:00 PM
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U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump board Air Force One for his first international trip as president, including stops in Saudi Arabia, Israel, the Vatican, Brussels and at the G7 summit in Sicily, from Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S. May 19, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump board Air Force One for his first international trip as president, including stops in Saudi Arabia, Israel, the Vatican, Brussels and at the G7 summit in Sicily, from Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S. May 19, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

New York - Public approval of President Donald Trump has dropped to its lowest level since his inauguration, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Friday, after Trump was accused of mishandling classified information and meddling with an FBI investigation.

The May 14-18 opinion poll found that 38 percent of adults approved of Trump while 56 percent disapproved. The remaining 6 percent had “mixed feelings.”

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Americans appear to have soured on Trump after a tumultuous week in the White House during which the president fought back a steady drumbeat of critical news reports that ramped up concerns about his administration’s ties to Russia.

The week started with revelations that Trump shared highly classified information with Russian diplomats in a private meeting. That was followed by reports that former Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey, whom Trump recently fired, had written memos expressing concerns that the president had pressured him to stop investigating Trump campaign ties to Russia.

Later in the week, the Justice Department appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller to oversee an independent probe into contacts between Russia and the Trump campaign.

Trump has denied colluding with the Russians and called ongoing efforts to investigate him a “witch hunt.” No politician in history, he said, “has been treated worse or more unfairly.”

While Trump remains popular with members of his own party, many rank-and-file Republicans appear to have backed off their support for the president during the past week.

Among Republicans, 23 percent expressed disapproval of Trump in the latest poll, up from 16 percent in the same poll last week. The decline in support from Republicans appears to be a primary reason why Trump’s overall approval rating is now at the lowest level since he took office.

The Reuters/Ipsos poll was conducted online in English across the United States. It gathered responses from 1,971 adults, including 721 Republicans and 795 Democrats. It has a credibility interval, a measure of accuracy, of 3 percentage points for the entire group and 4 percentage points for the Democrats and Republicans.



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 May 19, 2017 at 08:18 PM Nova2 Says:

They asked 1,971 people out of 250 million? and the link to the "real" poll in the article is invalid.

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 May 20, 2017 at 10:05 PM TrumpISprez4-8 Says:

Not convinced We saw how good polling predicted last election .

Yes the nay Sayers will say hey suppositly towards the end the polls had Hillary winning in all swing states but Trump was within the margin of error . So they were not wrong .

1) it was individual polls forswing states . Each state was going to Hillary just trump was within the margin of error . So basically all the margin of error had to be used for every single state poll . When we need to come onto margins for multiple polls that's weak in my eyes .
2) This is a more important point , till that day before the elections , prior polls had trump way behind . After billi bush , yonasonw predicted a biggly loose ( did I spell loose right this time ?) . Yet within two weeks polls and numbers flipped around. Polls only reflect today but it moves by the day .

Bottom line , polls are nonsense , Malarky . They don't reflect much

(Nat silver never had trump at higher than 30%. And he got flack for putting him that high )

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 May 20, 2017 at 11:00 PM Anonymous Says:

Who cares!

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 May 20, 2017 at 11:02 PM The Professor Says:

Good morning, have the Israeli-Americans woken up?
Trump is a politician like most politicians, saying things that people want to hear in order to get their votes. He lied to the unemployed factory workers in the Dust Belt about getting their jobs back, when there is hard economic data showing that the major cause of the decline in low-skilled factory employment in the US is NOT foreign competition, but automation. He lied to the coal miners in Appalachia about getting their jobs back when it is much easier and more economical to get low-sulfur soft coal from the Green Powder Formation in the Dakotas, and not from underground mines in Kentucky and West Virginia. And he lied the Jews by promising to move the Embassy to Jerusalem when realpolitik made that highly unlikely. Add to that his impetuousness, his narcissism, his huge ego - and we have an unguided missile from whom we all need protection!

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 May 20, 2017 at 11:23 PM Anonymous Says:

They didn't ask me; I'm willing to say it was a mistake to vote for Trump.

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 May 21, 2017 at 12:01 AM ayinglefunadorf Says:

You just dont understand it. In a casino Roulette table you have about 3% chance to win on a number. 3% Every single day many people do win. It doesnt change the fact that that you only had 3 %.

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 May 21, 2017 at 12:07 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #2  
TrumpISprez4-8 Says:

Not convinced We saw how good polling predicted last election .

Yes the nay Sayers will say hey suppositly towards the end the polls had Hillary winning in all swing states but Trump was within the margin of error . So they were not wrong .

1) it was individual polls forswing states . Each state was going to Hillary just trump was within the margin of error . So basically all the margin of error had to be used for every single state poll . When we need to come onto margins for multiple polls that's weak in my eyes .
2) This is a more important point , till that day before the elections , prior polls had trump way behind . After billi bush , yonasonw predicted a biggly loose ( did I spell loose right this time ?) . Yet within two weeks polls and numbers flipped around. Polls only reflect today but it moves by the day .

Bottom line , polls are nonsense , Malarky . They don't reflect much

(Nat silver never had trump at higher than 30%. And he got flack for putting him that high )

Trump got in the election 48% (Hillary got 52%) This was 6 month ago. Since than he is under criminal investigation, gave secrets to the Ruskies and its open discussion when will he be impeached. This poll did not take in account the Spanish speakers. Read it carefully. His real number are closer to 15-18%

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 May 21, 2017 at 12:11 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #2  
TrumpISprez4-8 Says:

Not convinced We saw how good polling predicted last election .

Yes the nay Sayers will say hey suppositly towards the end the polls had Hillary winning in all swing states but Trump was within the margin of error . So they were not wrong .

1) it was individual polls forswing states . Each state was going to Hillary just trump was within the margin of error . So basically all the margin of error had to be used for every single state poll . When we need to come onto margins for multiple polls that's weak in my eyes .
2) This is a more important point , till that day before the elections , prior polls had trump way behind . After billi bush , yonasonw predicted a biggly loose ( did I spell loose right this time ?) . Yet within two weeks polls and numbers flipped around. Polls only reflect today but it moves by the day .

Bottom line , polls are nonsense , Malarky . They don't reflect much

(Nat silver never had trump at higher than 30%. And he got flack for putting him that high )

"Polls are nonsense" Interesting how Trump quoted polls every single day when he run for the Republican nominaton. Yes he was right. Every poll showed him waaaaay above the rest. And yes the polls were within the margin of error with H. You are alsow forgettimg the Russian involvment what the polls can't count. Oh I forgot. there was NO Russian involvment at all.Its fake news.

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 May 21, 2017 at 08:21 AM triumphinwhitehouse Says:

Fake news. Trump is the greatest.

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 May 21, 2017 at 11:47 AM TrumpISprez4-8 Says:

Reply to #4  
The Professor Says:

Good morning, have the Israeli-Americans woken up?
Trump is a politician like most politicians, saying things that people want to hear in order to get their votes. He lied to the unemployed factory workers in the Dust Belt about getting their jobs back, when there is hard economic data showing that the major cause of the decline in low-skilled factory employment in the US is NOT foreign competition, but automation. He lied to the coal miners in Appalachia about getting their jobs back when it is much easier and more economical to get low-sulfur soft coal from the Green Powder Formation in the Dakotas, and not from underground mines in Kentucky and West Virginia. And he lied the Jews by promising to move the Embassy to Jerusalem when realpolitik made that highly unlikely. Add to that his impetuousness, his narcissism, his huge ego - and we have an unguided missile from whom we all need protection!

Wrong about automaton . It's a myth spread by liberals but fake news . Data shows that automaton increases efficiency but does not decrease employment . As I see in my own profession every time they automate something they need workers to manage supervise and test the automaton . Its usually the same if not more workers that are needed .

Re coal workers, it's a circular argument . For years that industry has been neglected . So yes right now it's cheaper to dig elsewhere . But that's because we have made it so hard for the industry to thrive thereby stiffiling innovation for years . If we deregulate and allow coal industries to explore efficiency and clean ways to mine, in all likelihood the jobs will come back there as well .

So far from a lie .

On Jerusalem there you have a point . But it's complex

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 May 21, 2017 at 11:53 AM TrumpISprez4-8 Says:

Reply to #7  
Anonymous Says:

Trump got in the election 48% (Hillary got 52%) This was 6 month ago. Since than he is under criminal investigation, gave secrets to the Ruskies and its open discussion when will he be impeached. This poll did not take in account the Spanish speakers. Read it carefully. His real number are closer to 15-18%

Oh wow that's a nice spin .

So how many points did Trump have after billi bush ? Didn't we know about trump and Trump meddling then too?
His supporters like me knew it then and know it now and we don't care . To me Russia or billi bush leaks are just the same dirty politicians stabbing each other . It's par for the course buddy

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 May 21, 2017 at 12:02 PM TrumpISprez4-8 Says:

Reply to #8  
Anonymous Says:

"Polls are nonsense" Interesting how Trump quoted polls every single day when he run for the Republican nominaton. Yes he was right. Every poll showed him waaaaay above the rest. And yes the polls were within the margin of error with H. You are alsow forgettimg the Russian involvment what the polls can't count. Oh I forgot. there was NO Russian involvment at all.Its fake news.

And what's wrong with Russian involvement ? Isn't that politics as usual ? The USA never secretly gets involved to help elect its leaders of choice ?

The Russians were involved in France too . But guess what as much as I hate macron there was no shmutz on him . So the Russians had nothing to leak . Contrast that to crooked Hillary . Don't blame the messanger .

Furthermore, i think we had a right to know that Hillary rigged the debates and Bernie primaries . And don't forget Hillary played the billi bush leaks too .

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 May 21, 2017 at 08:12 PM StevenWright Says:

Reply to #7  
Anonymous Says:

Trump got in the election 48% (Hillary got 52%) This was 6 month ago. Since than he is under criminal investigation, gave secrets to the Ruskies and its open discussion when will he be impeached. This poll did not take in account the Spanish speakers. Read it carefully. His real number are closer to 15-18%

And as Columbo used to say: "one more thing..."
YOU became a maven.

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