Trump Hits His All-time Low Approval Rating - Same as After Charlottesville Violence

According to the poll, 6 in 10 voters, 57 percent, disapprove of the job Trump is doing - tying his previous 39 percent low rating in mid-August 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump watches children roll Easter eggs with wooden spoons during the 2019 White House Easter Egg Roll in Washington, U.S., April 22, 2019
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U.S. President Donald Trump’s job approval rating hit his all-time low this week, in the wake of the redacted Mueller report’s release, according to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll.

Only 39 percent of voters surveyed in the new poll, which was conducted Friday through Sunday, approve of the job Trump is doing as president. That is down from 44 percent last week.

According to the poll, 6 in 10 voters, 57 percent, disapprove of the job Trump is doing - tying his previous 39 percent low rating in mid-August 2017. His previous low rating came after the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia and his controversial good people on “both sides” comments.

At the end of last week, Trump dropped by 3 percentage points to the lowest level of the year following the immediate release of a special counsel report detailing Russian interference in the last U.S. presidential election, according to an exclusive Reuters/Ipsos public opinion poll.

The poll, conducted Thursday afternoon to Friday morning, is the first national survey to measure the response from the American public after the U.S. Justice Department released Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s 448-page report that recounted numerous occasions in which Trump may have interfered with the investigation.

According to the poll, 37 percent of adults in the United States approved of Trump’s performance in office, down from 40 percent in a similar poll conducted on April 15 and matching the lowest level of the year. That is also down from 43 percent in a poll conducted shortly after U.S. Attorney General William Barr circulated a summary of the report in March.

In his report, Mueller said his investigation did not establish that the Trump campaign had coordinated with Russians. However, investigators did find “multiple acts by the President that were capable of exerting undue influence over law enforcement investigations.”

While Mueller ultimately decided not to charge Trump with a crime, he also said that the investigation did not exonerate the president, either.

The Reuters/Ipsos poll was conducted online in English throughout the United States. It gathered responses from 1,005 adults, including 924 who were familiar with the Mueller report. It has a credibility interval, a measure of precision, of 4 percentage points.