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More Americans disapprove Trump’s sacking of Comey –Poll

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More Americans disapprove Trump's sacking of Comey --Poll

A new Gallup poll released hours ago reveals that more Americans disapprove of President Donald Trump’s unceremonious sacking of outgoing FBI director James Comey.

The poll reveals that four in 10 Americans (39 percent) say they approve of Comey’s losing his job vs. 46 percent who say they disapprove. One in seven of the people polled (15 percent) say they have no opinion.

Republicans broadly support the president’s decision: 79 percent of Republicans back Comey’s ouster vs. only 13 percent who disapprove.

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Similarly, 78 percent of Democrats disapprove vs. 14 percent who approve. More independents disapprove than approve by a 45 percent vs. 32 percent split. A quarter of independents (24 percent) have no opinion.

Trump fired Comey three days ago in a move to restore public trust according to him.

He said Comey who had been leading an FBI investigation into allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election was no longer able to effectively lead the law-enforcement agency.

Comey had been embroiled in a controversy surrounding his investigation into whether Clinton’s use of a private email server while US secretary of state during Barack Obama’s first term as president compromised national security.

 

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