According to latest polls, more than 60 percent of Americans believe that President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey in order to protect himself from the ongoing federal investigation rather than to help the country to come out from the ongoing crisis. At the same time, his approval rating hit another low in Quinnipiac University’s poll, which found out that 57 percent disapproves his job performance.
According to results from an ABC News and Washington Post survey, 72 percent Americans do not trust Donald Trump when it comes to commenting on Russia, but 55 percent also do not believe James Comey’s words because of his own past controversies such as an overall distrust of the federal government and Hillary Clinton’s email scandal.
The said poll found that 60 percent had low trust about what Donald Trump when he says anything regarding Russia and its government — just 33 percent still believes in him. Only 27 percent felt that James Comey’s dismissal will bring good to the nation; whereas, a majority of respondent — 56 percent — still believes that Donald Trump has tried to interfere with the Russia probe Comes was supervising prior to his firing from his post.
The ABC News and Washington Post poll was conducted over the phone between June 2 and June 4 among a random national sample of 527 adults.
Meanwhile, President Trump’s job performance rating dips to only 34 percent, according to a new Quinnipiac poll released on Wednesday. When the university polled Donald Trump’s popularity in mid-May, 37 percent approved compared to 55 percent who disapproved. The recently surveyed report suggest that Donald Trump’s job performance rating hits a new low.
Quinnipiac’s latest poll, conducted from May 31 to June 6, found out that 57 percent of surveyed voters said they do not approve of the job the president is currently doing. This recent survey result marks a new low for Trump’s approval rating in Quinnipiac university’s poll — Donald Trump’s previous low was 35 percent in an April 4 edition of the said poll.
According to Independent, James Comey’s prepared testimony appears to confirm past reports based on memos that he wrote following his interactions with the POTUS. In other interactions between the two in February, President Trump pressured Comey to drop the federal investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.
“I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go. He is a good guy. I hope you can let this go,” Trump said to Comey during that Valentine’s Day dinner, according to the testimony.
Comey’s testimony further read: “He said he had nothing to do with Russia, had not been involved with hookers in Russia, and had always assumed he was being recorded when in Russia. He asked what we could do to ‘lift the cloud.'”
The Quinnipiac’s poll was published hours before the release of planned testimony from former FBI Director James Comey provided new details into his contacts with Donald Trump. In addition to this, the poll also found out that 54 percent of voters believe that Donald Trump is too friendly when it comes to the Russian government.
Given the recent change in the events and Comey’s testimony, 40 percent of Americans who participated in the survey believes that Donald Trump will either be impeached or resign from his position before the end of his first full-term as the 45th President of the United States of America.
The Quinnipiac university’s survey of 1,361 voters was conducted between May 31 and June 6.
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