Poll: Trump approval at lowest level since inauguration

Poll: Trump approval at lowest level since inauguration
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President Trump's approval rating has sunk to 38 percent — its lowest level since Inauguration Day, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll out Friday.

The poll, conducted between May 14 and 18, pegged the number of Americans who disapprove of the president's job at 56 percent.

The poll also found a drop in support from Republicans, 23 percent of which said they do not approve of the president. A Reuters/Ipsos poll last week put that number at 16 percent.

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While it is the polls lowest recorded approval since Trump took office on Jan. 20, other polls have recorded lower numbers in the past. Gallup's daily tracking poll, for example, set Trump's record low at 35 percent on March 28. According to that survey, his approval is current at 38 percent.

Still, Trump has suffered from consistently low approval ratings for a new president, and 38 percent sits below the 44 percent approval that Bill ClintonBill ClintonPoll: Former AG Lynch should be investigated Poll: Trump approval rating rebounds OPINION: Trump’s bluff: Perfectly legal MORE received at roughly the same point in his presidency. Clinton similarly saw a rocky start to his first term in office.

The Reuters/Ipsos approval rating came after a particularly chaotic 10 days for the White House that began last week when Trump abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey.

Since then, a number of controversial revelations has poured out of the White House, including the news that Trump may have divulged highly classified intelligence to visiting Russian officials and that he had allegedly asked Comey in February to shut down the FBI's investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn.