Published: Wed, May 17, 2017
U.S. | By Eddie Scott

New Approval Polls Show Bad News for Trump


Thirty-seven percent said they wanted "someone from within the FBI" while 5 percent wanted a Federal Bureau of Investigation outsider who is "close to the Trump administration".

Those who are pushing for Trump's impeachment see this as an encouraging sign: The electorate seems to want to see the president questioned and brought to account for his actions. Green pointed specifically to Trump's decision to fire FBI Director James Comey last week, as well as Trump's tweet stating that Comey "better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations" and that Trump "acknowledged he considered the investigation when he fired" Comey.

President Donald Trump's decision to fire James Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation director has not sat well with Americans.

At this point, a majority of Americans - 51 percent - outright say they think Trump is a liar, and just 38 percent of voters said they consider Trump to be honest.

Trump's rating has fallen 1 percentage point since Saturday and by five percentage points compared to this month's highest mark of 43 percent, reached on April 27-28, the pollster said Monday, revealing the results of Sunday's poll.

"T$3 his can happen with a Republican-controlled House and Senate if the public weighs in by demanding that the Republican President be charged by way of impeachment", Green said in the statement.

"I have said on previous occasions, and do now say again, the president should be impeached". Trump has the lowest approval of any new president since 1953.

To be clear, presidents' approval ratings have sunk below where Trump now stands-Obama fell as low as 38 percent, George W. Bush 25 percent, Clinton 37 percent, Reagan 35 percent but none lost supporters so early in their presidency.

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