Trump Tweets Poll Showing 50 Percent Approval; 'Higher Than O's!'

Michele Moreno
June 21, 2017

The drop is partially due to his dwindling support among Republicans. Only 9 percent of Democrats give Trump a favorable rating, with 35 percent of independents approving of his performance.

President Donald Trump's approval rating has fallen to 36 percent, according to a new poll from CBS News.

The CBS News poll was conducted by telephone and surveyed 1,117 adults nationwide from June 15-18, with a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.

The poll referenced in the original tweets was taken by Rasmussen Reports, a GOP-leaning pollster that consistently shows Trump's approval rating higher than it really is.

The survey said 32 percent of voters view the various Russian Federation investigations as "a political distraction that should be set aside;" 27 percent as a "serious" matter, "but not as serious as other issues;" and 39 percent as "a critical issue of national security".

Thirty-nine percent of all respondents thought the Russian Federation investigation was a critical national security issue, while 32 percent thought it was a distraction.

Not only does Rasmussen have a clear slant toward the GOP president, but the poll referenced in Trump's retweet is from last week. Fifty-seven percent of those polled believed Comey compared to 31 percent believing Trump more. Several congressional probes are under way, as is a criminal investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, a former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Although Utah is one of the most Republican states in the nation, Trump won in 2016 with less than a majority of the vote, 45.5 percent. Just 16 percent said they have a "very favorable" opinion of the president, compared with 20 percent in March. Most people polled by CBS think something improper occurred during Trump's meetings with Comey, but only a little more than one in four people think what happened was illegal. Forty-six percent of all polled approved of his response to the tragedy.

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