Poll: Trump's approval dips lower, massive disapproval of decision to fire Comey

After an explosive week that saw President Trump fire the FBI director, new polling suggests most Americans are not on board with the administration controversial moves.

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According to the latest NBC/WSJ poll just 29 percent of Americans approve of the president's firing of James Comey, with 39 percent disapproving. Another 32 percent of respondents say they don't have enough to say on the incident.

The poll also shows that among respondents that consider themselves informed on the matter, 53 percent say they disapprove, while 33 percent who approve.

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However the poll, which was conducted after Comey's firing, does not show a significant change in the president's overall approval rating.

Thirty-nine percent of those surveyed approve of the job the president is doing, while 54 percent disapprove. Last month Trump's approval rating was 40 percent, a one-point dip within the margin of error.

A new Gallup poll released over the weekend also shows the president with a 39 percent approval rating. However the president continues to have historically low approval numbers.

For comparison, at this point in President Barack Obama's first term his approval numbers were in the mid 60s. The last Republican president before Trump, George W. Bush, sat with a 56 percent approval rating in May of his first term, and President Ronald Reagan was in the high 60s.

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Trump has experienced low numbers since taking office. Back in January he addressed his low ratings by comparing them to the election polls, which often showed him losing despite his ultimate victory.

"The same people who did the phony election polls, and were so wrong, are now doing approval rating polls. They are rigged just like before," Trump wrote.

The NBC/WSJ poll was took place from May 11-13 and surveyed 800 adults.