Comey's approval rating lower than Trump's in new poll

Posted May 26, 2017

The president's approval rating stands at 37 percent and he is losing support among older Americans, the poll found.

"In general, do you approve or disapprove of the job President Trump is doing as president?" However, 52 percent of voters said they did not think Russian Federation and Trump's campaign conspired during the 2016 presidential election, which swayed the poll in favor of the 70-year-old. The president fired Comey on May 9 over his handling of the investigation into Democrat Hillary Clinton's email scandal.

For Cuomo, his standing improved, Siena said. His favorability rating was 31 percent positive compared to 39 percent negative, the Hill reported, citing poll results.

In upstate counties where Trump ran strongest in November, 63 percent of voters have an unfavorable view of Trump, while 33 percent view him favorably. Yet upstate, 50 percent preferred someone else.

The Republican president faced a series of controversies when he left last week to visit Saudi Arabia, Israel and the Vatican. "What they are seeing right now is politicians of all stripes not working for them". Schumer's favorable rating of 57 percent has dropped 10 points since last December. "Less than half view Pakistan or Iraq as allies of the U.S. On the other hand, Iran and Syria are viewed as enemies; only North Korea scores lower than them on our scale", says Republican Pollster Daron Shaw, who conducts the Fox News Poll with Democrat Chris Anderson. In addition, a majority opposes the Republican plan to replace Obamacare.

Trump Approval by Party ID
Comey's approval rating lower than Trump's in new poll

More than two thirds, 68 percent, said that Russian interference in the election is "very important" or "somewhat important".

While the majority of voters were dissatisfied with the White House, they also appeared hopeful for the future.

Regardless of how they view the media's job, most voters are checking the news often: Seventy percent said they're checking the national news at least once or twice a day.

The poll was conducted May 15-21 to 770 NY registered voters.