Donald Trump's approval rating is the highest in two years, says CNN poll conducted after Mueller Report

His approval rating of 43% has been the highest since a similar poll was conducted in April 2017 at around the 100-day mark of his presidency


                            Donald Trump's approval rating is the highest in two years, says CNN poll conducted after Mueller Report

President Donald Trump's approval rating is at its highest level in two years, according to a CNN poll.

According to the poll that was released on May 1, Trump's approval rating of 43% has been the highest since a similar poll was conducted in April 2017 at around the 100-day mark of his presidency. In the new survey, his disapproval rating now stands at 52%. His job approval rating now includes around half (46%) of all independents, 86% of Republicans, and only 5% of Democrats.

The poll also showed that Americans increasingly feel that Democrats in Congress are going too far in investigating Trump -- 44% say Democrats are doing too much on that score, up from 38% saying so in March.

The Hill reported that an additional 59% of the respondents said in the poll that they do not feel the need to impeach Trump as opposed to the 37% who want him removed from office.  

U.S. President Donald Trump (R) welcomes 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Champion Joey Logano to an event celebrating his win on the South Lawn of the White House on April 30, 2019 (Source: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

 

The poll comes after special counsel Robert Mueller's report into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election came to an end. Mueller had released a redacted version of the report in April which stated that he was unable to "conclusively determine" that no criminal conduct had occurred into whether Trump had obstructed justice.

Almost half of the poll's respondents (48%), said that they believe he committed obstruction of justice during the investigation compared to the 45% who said he did not. The poll also stated that 58% want Congress to investigate the claims of Trump committing obstruction of justice during the duration of the Mueller investigation.

U.S. President Donald Trump welcomes the Baylor women’s NCAA championship basketball team in the Oval Office at the White House April 29, 2019 (Source: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

 

A staggering majority of 61% has also said in the poll that they want their representatives to pursue legal action in order to get the full, unredacted version of the report. A spokesperson for the Justice Department said that Mueller had expressed "frustration" to Attorney General William Barr in March over the lack of context in Barr's four-page summary of his findings.

Mueller even sent a letter that stated Barr's memo on March 24 on the report did not "capture the context, nature, and substance" of the findings.

In the new poll, 48% have said that they have a favorable opinion of Mueller which went up from 36% last fall.

President Donald Trump stops to talk to the media about the shooting in a California synagogue as he makes his way to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House as he travels to Green Bay Wisconsin for a campaign rally on April 27, 2019 (Source: Pete Marovich/Getty Images)

 

In addition, 59% said that they approve of the way he handled the investigation, which is up from 48% before it was completed. The CNN poll of 1,007 adults was conducted from April 25 to 28 and has a margin of error of 3.8% points.