Trump's approval rating is back near first-100-day levels

Trump's approval rating is back near first-100-day levels

Trump's approval rating is back near first-100-day levels

According to a new Rasmussen Reports survey, Trump just hit another high and is sitting at 51 percent approval among likely voters.

The poll revealed that 39 percent of likely American voters "strongly disapprove" of the way Trump is performing, while 35 percent "strongly approve" of the job he is doing.

In its Monday release, Rasmussen took a shot at former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey for claiming in his new book that polls in October 2016 showed Hillary Clinton was more likely to win the presidency.

President Moon Jae-in's approval rating declined last week for the second consecutive week, amid an escalating controversy surrounding the chief of a financial watchdog, a poll showed Monday.

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Trump's approval rating has hovered around 50 percent in recent Rasmussen polls, roughly 10 points higher than other surveys.

President Trump was quick to tout the results. The office of Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen was raided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, who obtained records related to Stormy Daniels that includes relevant payments, the alleged Russian involvement in the 2016 US presidential election, and more.

Indeed, the president's frustration with the probe, which is also looking into whether there was possible collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign team, has prompted fears over whether Trump will attempt to remove Special Counsel Robert Mueller from his role; with the White House commenting last week Trump believes he has the authority to do so.

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