Approval of President Trump drops to lowest since inauguration: Reuters/Ipsos poll


U.S. President Donald Trump stops to give a thumbs up as he departs the White House to embark on a trip to the Middle East and Europe, in Washington, U.S., May 19, 2017.

Donald Trump's approval rating among Republicans dropped to the lowest point of his presidency Thursday-75.2 percent-in a Reuters/Ipsos tracking poll.

That comes after a week of revelations about the President's handling of classified information-sharing it with Russian officials-and allegations that he pressed then FBI director James Comey to end an investigation of his former national security advisor's contacts with Russian officials-the President denies it.

The Reuters/Ipsos poll published Friday found that just 38% of American adults approve of Trump, while 56% disapprove.

84 percent of respondents said that they were familiar with the news story while 58 percent said that Trump was wrong to make the disclosure to Russian officials. That was followed by reports that former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey, whom Trump recently fired, had written memos expressing concerns that the president had pressured him to stop investigating Mr Trump campaign ties to Russian Federation.

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The ongoing probe into ties between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign has reportedly identified a current White House official as "a significant person of interest, "The Washington Post reports".

Another recent poll conducted by Politico and Morning Consult found that 53% of respondents disapproved of the job Trump is doing as president, while only 41% approved, the lowest rating in that poll since he took office.

While it is the polls lowest recorded approval since Trump took office on January 20, other polls have recorded lower numbers in the past.

The poll included 1,971 adults, including 721 registered Republicans and 795 registered Democrats. It has a credibility interval, a measure of accuracy, of 3 percentage points for the entire group and 4 percentage points for the Democrats and Republicans.