Poll: Trump's approval rating sinks, near new record low as base support shrinks

President Donald Trump's approval rating has once again neared a new record low, according to the latest Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday.

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The new survey found that just 36 percent of registered voters approve of the president's job, with 56 percent saying they disapprove.

Trump's approval rating, measured from May 4 until May 9 -- the day Trump fired FBI Director James Comey -- has fallen four percentage points since the last Quinnipiac poll from mid-April found he had a rating of 40 percent.

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"There is no way to spin or sugarcoat these sagging numbers," the assistant director of the Quinnipiac Poll Tim Malloy said.

"The erosion of white men, white voters without college degrees and independent voters, the declaration by voters that President Donald Trump's first 100 days were mainly a failure and deepening concerns about Trump's honesty, intelligence and level headedness are red flags that the administration simply can't brush away," he added.

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Other findings from the Quinnipiac poll show the president losing support from key groups in his base. Independent support for the president dropped 9 percentage points from 38 percent approval to now 29 percent.

Trump's support from white voters with no college degree also dropped to 47 percent after reaching 57 percent approval last month.

While the majority, 58 percent, don't approve of the media's coverage of Trump, a larger percentage, 68 percent, disapproved of Trump's treatment of the press.

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While the latest IBD/TIPP poll showed the president with a similarly low a 39 percent approval rating, it was actually a 5-point improvement from last month's poll, when Trump earned a 34 percent approval rating.

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