TEHRAN (defapress) - US President Donald Trump's approval rating dropped five points following the release of special counsel Robert Mueller's report, according to a new poll.
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Publish Date: 23April 2019 - 14:04
The Politico/Morning Consult survey found that just 39 percent of American voters said they approved of Trump's performance in the White House, marking Trump's lowest approval rating since August 2017. Trump's approval rating, which was at 44 percent last week, also dropped to 39 percent after the deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va.
In contrast, 57 percent of voters in the new poll said they disapproved of Trump's performance in the White House, The Hill reported.
Despite Trump's sinking approval rating, the majority of the public appears to oppose some Democrats' calls to launch impeachment proceedings against the president.
Thirty-four percent of voters said they were in favor of Congress starting impeachment proceedings to remove Trump from office. Meanwhile, 48 percent of respondents said that Congress should not move to impeach Trump.
Fifty-nine percent of Democratic respondents said they were in favor of starting impeachment proceedings against Trump.
“President Trump’s approval rating has dipped to its lowest point of his term in the immediate aftermath of the redacted Mueller report release,” Tyler Sinclair, Morning Consult’s vice president, told Politico. “This week, 57 percent of voters disapprove, and 39 percent approve of the president’s performance — a net approval rating of –18 percentage points, compared with 55 percent who disapproved and 42 percent who approved — a net approval rating of –13 percentage points — one month ago in the aftermath of Attorney General [William] Barr’s summary of the Mueller report to Congress.”
The poll comes just days after the Justice Department released Mueller's report on his investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election and the Trump campaign. Mueller did not uncover evidence to conclude that collusion occurred between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin.
But the report notes that the special counsel was unable to “conclusively determine” that no criminal conduct occurred in regard to obstruction of justice. It also included several instances of possible obstruction of justice that Mueller's team analyzed.
The Politico/Morning Consult poll was conducted April 19 through April 21 among a population of 1,992 voters. It has a margin of error of 2 percentage points.