Siena Poll: Trump's approval rating in NY falls to new low since election

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC-TV) - President Donald Trump's approval rating in New York State has dropped to a post-election low, according to a new Siena College poll released Thursday.

Trump is now viewed favorably by only 30 percent of New Yorkers, with 65 percent holding an unfavorable view of the president.

Only 27 percent of New Yorkers gave Trump a positive job performance rating, while 71 percent rated his performance negatively.

New Yorkers have far dimmer views of Congress -- both Republican and Democratic lawmakers.

Democrats in Congress received a negative job approval rating of 77 percent, while 81 percent rated the congressional GOP’s performance as negative.

Sixty-eight percent of voters said they are concerned that Russia may have been involved in last year’s election, though 61 percent of GOP voters said they are not concerned.

Overall, 60 percent opposed Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey and 72 percent favor appointing a special prosecutor to look into allegations of Russian meddling in the campaign.

This Siena College Poll was conducted May 15-21, 2017 by telephone calls conducted in English to 770 New York State registered voters. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.


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