Poll Shows Trump's Support Dropping Among White Evangelicals



President Trump's approval rating has hit a new low, according to a national poll released Thursday, The Hill reports. As Axios noted, Trump's approval rating had either remained the same or dropped among every demographic group Pew polled. The next-lowest approval rating at this point in a presidency belongs to former President Clinton, who held a 48 percent approval rating in 1993.

According to the Pew poll, 68 percent of Democrats and 44 percent of Republicans say they are at least somewhat confident Mueller will conduct a fair investigation.

Thirty percent of respondents said that they believe there was definitely improper communications with Moscow, while another 29 percent said that such contacts probably occurred. Meanwhile, 30 percent said "senior Trump officials definitely had improper contacts with Russian Federation during the campaign".

Of 1,503 people surveyed, 32 percent approved of the way Trump is handling his job as president - the lowest level since he took office, the latest poll by Pew Research Center shows.

At the same time, 67% of Americans believe that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's decision to plead guilty to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about contact with the Russian ambassador and cooperate with the special counsel is a serious matter for the Trump administration. "There are no significant differences in opinions about whether senior administration officials had improper campaign contacts with Russian Federation, or in views of Mueller's investigation, in interviewing conducted before and after Flynn pleaded guilty on December 1", Pew noted. "In the decades since World War II, the average first-term president before Trump had an approval rating of 62 percent on his 175th day in office", the site wrote in July, when Trump's approval rating was 39 percent.