NORC poll: Few favour Trump move to ditch Paris accord
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 22, 2017,
Jun 22, 2017, 9:01
The CBS News survey, conducted by SSRS, sampled 1,117 adults across the country though telephone interviews from June 15 through June 18.
The poll has a margin of error of four percentage points. For instance, the latest survey from Gallup, on Sunday, found the president's approval rating to be almost 10 points lower than where Rasmussen had it on Monday.
But it's far less likely the president will promote the polling company's latest findings, which found his approval rating had fallen 2 percentage points over the weekend.
A new CBS poll has shed light on America's thoughts regarding President Trump and fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey.
The CBS poll found that 63 percent of Americans disapprove of how Trump has handled the investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election. However, 56 percent of Americans think Mueller will be impartial, and 81 percent polled don't think the president should stop Mueller's investigation.
Thirty-nine percent said the investigation is a critical natural security issue, although 32% said it is a political distraction. The survey found that the president's approval rating sank amid ongoing investigations into his associates' alleged ties to Russian Federation, with a third of Americans reporting that his approach to the scandal had worsened their opinion of him. Trump's response to the investigation has a greater effect than his stance on the economy or his response to the recent Congressional shooting in Virginia. The investigations into the Trump campaign's ties to Russian Federation, which the intelligence community says interfered in the 2016 election, have often dominated the news.
At the start of the month, 43 percent of likely voters said they approved of the job the president was doing vs. 57 percent who said they didn't believe the president was doing a good job. 57 percent are more inclined to believe former FBI Director James Comey.
Trump scored better on his handling of several domestic matters, though he failed to earn more than 50 percent approval on any of them. Another 27% said the investigation is serious but not as serious as other issues.
The decline comes as 72% of Republicans approve of Trump compared to the 83% seen at the 100-day mark of his presidency.