The percentage of adults in the United States who approve of President Donald Trump has dropped to the lowest level of the year following the release of a government report detailing Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election, according to a new poll.
The Reuters/Ipsos poll published Friday found that the number of Americans who approve of Trump dropped by 3 percentage points after the US Justice Department released Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s 448-page report that recounted numerous occasions in which Trump may have interfered with the federal investigation.
According to the poll, 37 percent of US adults approved of Trump’s performance in office, down from 40 percent in a similar poll conducted on April 15 and matching the lowest level of the year.
The Special Counsel investigation, also known as the Russia probe, was launched in May 2017 and concluded on March 22, 2019. US Attorney General William Barr released of a redacted version of the 400-page report to the public on Thursday.
The poll, conducted Thursday afternoon to Friday morning, is the first national survey to measure the response from the American public after the Russia probe report was released.