President Trump’s approval ratings have fallen yet again, while the number of American voters supporting his impeachment is on the rise, a pair of new polls show.
Just 42% of U.S. voters said they approve of Trump’s job as President, while 50% say they disapprove, the latest Politico/Morning Consult Poll found.
That approval rating is the lowest mark yet in any Politico/Morning Consult poll since Trump took office.
The poll, administered May 12-14 among 2,001 registered voters, is one of the first major surveys since Trump fired FBI Director James Comey last week — and it found that the controversial termination was deeply unpopular.
Only 35% of voters said they found Trump’s abrupt termination of Comey “appropriate,” while 42% said they felt it was “inappropriate.”
Meanwhile, another poll out Tuesday night found that more voters want Trump impeached than do not.
The latest Public Policy Polling survey found that nearly half (48%) of Americans supported impeachment proceedings for Trump, while just 41% said they would not support them.
That poll, like the first, was taken May 12-14, among 692 registered voters, before news emerged that Trump disclosed highly classified information to Russian diplomats and before news broke that Trump explicitly asked Comey to end the investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn before firing the now ex-FBI chief.
Those developments have led to lawmakers openly discussing impeachment proceedings, and are all but certain to increase even further the number of voters who support the option.
The new Public Policy Polling survey also showed that Trump’s approval rating has suffered, finding that just 40% of respondents approved of the job he was doing.
By comparison, 54% said they disapproved, that poll found.
And a growing number of respondents said they felt Trump won’t even finish his four-year term.
Nearly half (45%) said they thought Trump wouldn’t serve his full term, while 43% said they thought he would.