Poll Shows Trump's Support Dropping Among White Evangelicals

Poll Shows Trump's Support Dropping Among White Evangelicals

A slight majority of Americans surveyed by the Pew Research Center last week think senior members of President Donald Trump's administration probably had improper contacts with Russian Federation during his campaign a year ago.

According to Pew, Trump's approval rating among white evangelical Protestants dropped 17 percentage points from February to December, down from 78 percent to 61 percent.

The Pew poll also found that the president is losing support among Republicans.

His job approval ratings among Democrats remain mostly unchanged at 7 percent. In October, the president saw a 34 percent approval rating.

Thirty percent of respondents said that they believe there was definitely improper communications with Moscow, while another 29 percent said that such contacts probably occurred.

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.

However, only 26% of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents thought such contacts probably or definitely had occurred.

A total of 67 of the poll's participants said that senior Trump advisors were "very likely" or "somewhat likely" to have improper dealings with Russian Federation before Donald Trump was sworn in as president, while a total of 26% said that it was "not very likely" or "not at all likely".

Of 1,503 people surveyed, 32 percent approved of the way Trump is handling his job as president - the lowest level since he took office, the latest poll by Pew Research Center shows. He also acknowledged that he is cooperating with Mueller's investigation.