President Donald Trump's approval rating has fallen to a new low, a national poll showed Thursday. As Axios noted, Trump's approval rating had either remained the same or dropped among every demographic group Pew polled.
Meanwhile, the 63 percent of Americans who disapprove of Trump's job as president is the highest Pew has measured in the poll, topping a previous high of 59 percent in Pew's October survey.
"Since Trump became president, his job approval ratings have been more polarized than past presidents during their first year in office". In October, the president saw a 34 percent approval rating.
Only 26 percent of Republican or Republican-leaning respondents said that they believed Trump officials either definitely or probably had improper contacts with Moscow during the campaign.
The center conducted the survey as former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn was pleading guilty to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about his conversations with Russia's ambassador in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe of potential ties between the campaign and Russian operatives during the 2016 presidential election.
Thirty percent said they believed "senior Trump officials definitely had improper contacts with Russian Federation during the campaign", while 30% also responded that they thought improper contact "definitely or probably did not happen".
The FBI, as well as the intelligence committees of the US Senate and House of Representatives, have been handling the investigation into Russia's alleged interference into the 2016 US presidential election. "There are no significant differences in opinions about whether senior administration officials had improper campaign contacts with Russian Federation, or in views of Mueller's investigation, in interviewing conducted before and after Flynn pleaded guilty on December 1", Pew noted.