US President Donald Trump’s job approval rating has hit the lowest level since his inauguration in late January, a new poll shows.
The Reuters/Ipsos survey released on Friday showed that only 38 percent of American voters approved of Trump’s performance while 56 percent disapproved. The remainder of the participants said they had “mixed feelings.”
The poll was conducted after Trump rocked the White House by suddenly firing former FBI director James Comey last week.
The move was widely seen as a possible “obstruction of justice” by Trump since Comey was overseeing an ongoing FBI investigation into his team’s possible ties with Russia during last year’s presidential election.
The PR nightmare for Trump continued after a Washington Post report accused the new Republican president of sharing highly sensitive information about Daesh (ISIL) terror group with a Russian delegation to the White House headed by Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.