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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But does anyone seriously believe @realDonaldTrump fired the top person investigating his ties to Russia because he was unfair to Hillary?
Trump firing Comey shows how frightened the Admin is over Russia investigation
Gov. John Kasich statement on James Comey https://t.co/Wrwj6sGqnz
Removal of Director Comey only confirms need for select cmte to investigate #Russia's interference in 2016 election https://t.co/LfKlwSw6iQ
EVERYONE who cares about independence & rule of law in America should be "troubled by the timing and reasoning" of… https://t.co/NZY4qh3uiz
This is Nixonian. Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein must immediately appoint a special prosecutor to continue the Trump/Russia investigation.
Firing of Comey tainted by extraordinary conflict of interest. Independent prosecutor must be appointed to restore… https://t.co/lXBIJtTf18
First Pres Trump fired Sally Yates, then Preet Bharara. Now #Comey. Doesn't seem like an accident. We must have a special prosecutor.
If we don't get a special prosecutor, every American will rightfully suspect that the decision to fire #Comey was part of a cover-up.
We are in a full-fledged constitutional crisis.
Comey's fired, which means Trump must be one of the few people in DC that the FBI doesn't have something on.
My statement on James Comey https://t.co/NWBR8FGTCf
Elijah Cummings is calling for "immediate emergency hearings". https://t.co/iMsNmdPmHi
LEAHY: "This is nothing less than Nixonian." https://t.co/n4R4fWSgib
Sen. John McCain on Comey firing: "I regret that that took place. The president does have that authority, so I resp… https://t.co/pSEu3XXsj5
Statement on FBI Director Comey ➡ https://t.co/vB822Nw5OR
This should not be sugar coated. Firing Comey is up there in terms of the scariest things Trump has done.
I am troubled by the timing and reasoning of Director Comey’s termination.
My staff and I are reviewing legislation to establish an independent commission on Russia. The second paragraph of… https://t.co/qcm1PiFkNG
Ds were against Comey before they were for him.
U.S. Senator Susan Collins’ Statement on Director Comey #mepolitics https://t.co/LHCcbPJMsb https://t.co/xNUeGvENlv
Firing Comey has the foul stench of an attempt to stop an ongoing investigation into collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians.

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.

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