Trump touts approval rating from conservative pollster

Trump touts approval rating from conservative pollster

White voters overall were split on Trump, with 48 percent approving of his job performance and 48 percent disapproving, according to the Fox News poll.

The president asserted that he had lost confidence in Comey's ability to lead the FBI, The New York Times reports.

The poll showed Trump's approval rating fell 5 percentage points from the month before, with disapproval up an equal amount to 53 percent. Compare that to those voters who backed Hillary Clinton in the election: just 17 percent see Russian Federation as an ally and 84 percent think Trump does. "He is holding on to 90 percent of his voters and his ratings are still above approval ratings for both the Democratic and Republican parties", Penn said.

Fifty-four percent of voters think Trump is abusing his power as President, according to the survey, while 43 percent think he is not. And two-thirds want to keep the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, rather than adopt the repeal and replacement plan approved by the Republican led House of Representatives.

Also, 61 percent of NY voters said the country is headed in the wrong direction. By a margin of 68 percent to 30 percent, voters believe federal officials should conduct a thorough inquiry into Russian meddling, while 60 percent opposed the firing of FBI Director James Comey.

The RealClearPolitics polling average, which includes Rasmussen, shows the president with 39.9 percent approval and 54.1 percent disapproval.

Regardless of how they view the media's job, most voters are checking the news often: Seventy percent said they're checking the national news at least once or twice a day.

Most voters also said they were nervous (53 percent) and not excited (59 percent) about the future of the country, in general, and pluralities said they were feeling anxious and not optimistic.

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