It’s not an easy question to answer. Despite a seemingly never-ending series of gaffes, missteps and scandals that would have derailed other politicians, voters’ perceptions of Trump have been remarkably steady since he launched his presidential campaign nearly two years ago, pollsters say.
“It seems like he is trading in a very narrow band, at 38 [percent] on the low end and 44 [percent] or 45 [percent] on the high end,” said Patrick Ruffini, co-founder of the GOP tech firm Echelon Insights.
In the case of this week’s news — reports that Trump disclosed highly classified information to Russian government officials last week, and that former FBI Director James Comey outlined in a contemporaneous memorandum Trump’s request to “let … go” of an investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn — it’s too early to evaluate the impact. Even the latest Gallup daily tracking poll still includes some interviews conducted before both stories were first reported. Read full story here