The president has never been so unpopular.
Donald Trump‘s approval rating has slipped to a new low.
Just 32 percent of voters feel like he’s doing an okay job running America. That means more than 60 percent have a problem with what he’s doing.
According to the Pew Research Center, those who disapprove of Trump say he’s done something to disappoint them.
A spokesperson said: ‘Overall, 37 percent of Trump approvers cite something Trump has done to disappoint them (62 percent say they can’t think of anything). In December 2009, by comparison, somewhat fewer (30 percent) of those who approved of Barack Obama’s job performance said there was something Obama had done that had made them unhappy; at the time, Obama’s job approval was 49 percent.
‘The criticisms raised by Trump supporters are quite different from those cited by Obama’s backers eight years ago. About a quarter (26 percent) say they have been disappointed by aspects of Trump’s personal style, with 14 percent specifically mentioning his use of Twitter or social media. An identical share (14%) points to his behavior or speech. Only 13 percent of those who approve of Trump cite a disappointment related to policy.
‘In December 2009, disappointments among those who gave Obama a positive job rating were mostly about policies, not Obama’s personal style. Just five percent of those who approved of Obama cited an aspect of Obama’s personality or style, while 29 percent said they had been disappointed by policies such as Afghanistan or health care.’
According to research, the majority of Americans say they think senior members of Donald Trump’s administration definitely or probably had improper contacts with Russia during last year’s presidential campaign.
Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s meddling is in full swing.
He’s so far indicted four people: Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, his associate Rick Gates, Trump’s ex-adviser George Papadopoulos, and — last week — Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
Flynn pleaded guilty to making multiple false statements to the FBI about making contact with Russian officials before taking officer in February this year.
Damagingly, he claims he was instructed to do so by a senior official in the Trump administration. This person is believed to be Jared Kushner.