Most Americans say senior Trump officials probably had 'improper' contact with Russian Federation

President Donald Trump speaks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House

A new national Pew Research Center poll released Thursday shows that President Donald Trump's approval rating is declining among demographic groups that previously gave him relatively high numbers, particularly among evangelicals.

At the same time, 67% of Americans believe that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's decision to plead guilty to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about contact with the Russian ambassador and cooperate with the special counsel is a serious matter for the Trump administration.

The results are skewed along partisan lines.

Democrats and Republicans were starkly divided in their beliefs on the issue. About a quarter of conservatives said that the officials likely had improper contacts, while more than 80 percent of liberals did. Among Democratic and Democratic-leaning respondents, that number was 82 percent, according to the Pew poll.

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.

According to the Pew survey, a slight majority of Americans are either very or somewhat confident that Mueller will handle the Russian Federation investigation fairly.

The poll was conducted between November 29 and December 4, and has a margin of sampling error of 2.9 percentage points.

In a major development last week, Michael Flynn, Trump's first national security adviser, pleaded guilty to lying to Federal Bureau of Investigation officials about his contacts with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in the month before Trump took office.

Related News:

  • EPS for CarMax Inc. (KMX) Expected At $0.81

    The funds in our partner's database now possess: 7.87 million shares, up from 7.73 million shares in 2017Q1. Prescott Grp Inc Capital Management Limited Liability owns 20,000 shares or 0.26% of their USA portfolio.
    Federal Bureau of Investigation  chief Wray rejects Trump criticism

    Federal Bureau of Investigation chief Wray rejects Trump criticism

    Wray also faced questions about potential legal trouble for Trump personally arising from Mueller's investigation. He said Wray could easily disprove his allegation by releasing the FISA application to Congress.
    Brandon Ingram nails game-winner against the 76ers

    Brandon Ingram nails game-winner against the 76ers

    Booed in the first half nearly every time he touched the ball, Ball flirted with his third career triple-double. Ingram was helped in the scoring end alongside Julius Randle and and Jordan Clarkson both having 16 points.
  • United States and South Korea begin massive air exercises

    United States and South Korea begin massive air exercises

    Officials in Pyongyang have described the exercises as the US president " begging for a nuclear war". Air Force confirmed to NK News , adding that the drill was not part of Vigilant Ace 18.

    Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM) Is Now Covered By Moffett Nathanson. What's Next?

    The specialty retailer reported $0.51 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.49 by $0.02. The stock has a market capitalization of $4,582.93, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.46, a PEG ratio of 2.02 and a beta of 0.89.

    Traders Secrets on United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS), Rockwell Automation Inc. (ROK)

    Advent Capital Management decreased Calatlantic Group Inc (Prn) stake by 24.45M shares to 245,000 valued at $245,000 in 2017Q2. The investor is now holding $27.14 million shares due in part to a decrease of 701828 new shares in their portfolio.
  • Sam Smith Weighs In on Kim Kardashian and Taylor Swift's Complicated Relationship

    Sam Smith Weighs In on Kim Kardashian and Taylor Swift's Complicated Relationship

    Kardashian interviews her grandmother, known as MJ, in a video for her subscription-based app and website . It's no surprise she's fine with it since MJ isn't a stranger to the concept herself.
    Manila to sue Sanofi over dengue vaccine

    Manila to sue Sanofi over dengue vaccine

    The government bought P3.5 million in Dengvaxia from Sanofi for a vaccination program that targeted about 1 million public school students.
    Check Rohingya influx, Rajnath Singh tells border states

    Check Rohingya influx, Rajnath Singh tells border states

    In 406km, where erecting a fence is not possible, we will put up non-physical barriers, such as cameras, lasers and radars. I have appealed to all the states to be vigilant on this issue. "All the states have assured cooperation", he said.
  • Revenue Growth Analysis of Glu Mobile, Inc. (NASDAQ:GLUU)

    Hence the difference between Predicted EPS and Actual EPS reported is $0.03/share which shows an Earnings Surprise of 100 Percent. The total amount of shares outstanding is 139.13 million, giving the company a market capitalization of about 544.00 million.

    Breaking Down the Chart for OSI Systems, Inc. (OSIS)

    In taking a look at some other notable technicals, OSI Systems, Inc . ( OSIS ) stake by 11.41% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Over the last 12 months, OSIS's free cash flow per share is a positive 0, while that of VHI is positive 5.84.
    How NiceHash was hacked and its Bitcoin stolen

    How NiceHash was hacked and its Bitcoin stolen

    Many other users responded to the company's maintenance tweet , saying that they had money stolen. Last week, I wrote about NiceHash in relation to its simplicity to get into mining Bitcoin.


Most liked

Ex-cop gets 20 years in prison for shooting
The conviction of a former SC cop has finally disrupted the devastating pattern of the unrebuked killings of Black men by police. A white former SC police officer was sentenced Thursday to 20 years in prison for fatally shooting an unarmed black motorist.

New Album On The Way Featuring Unreleased Jimi Hendrix Tracks From 1968
This is too (expletive) incredible. "Forty, 50 years later here we are and I'm listening to these tapes going, 'Oh my God, that's an fantastic performance'".

Vacation Simulator Announced for PSVR
The brief trailer sets the lighthearted tone that the studio is known for, as you lounge around in the water, cook hot dogs, and play beach ball.

China Exports Rise at Strongest Pace in Eight Months: Customs
China's iron ore imports rose in November, though steel mills are cutting output as part of a government drive against pollution. The number beat analysts' forecast of a 5.0 percent increase and compared with 6.9 percent growth in October.

Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) Holdings Lowered by 361 Capital LLC
Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twenty-four have issued a buy rating to the company's stock. Vetr upgraded it to "Buy" rating and $26.28 target in Wednesday, August 26 report. (NASDAQ:FB) rating on Thursday, November 5.

Market Scan: Following Shares of Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RYDAF)
After a recent check, Physiomics Plc's 14-day RSI is now at 61.32, the 7-day stands at 58.28, and the 3-day is sitting at 48.80. A certain stock may be considered to be on an uptrend if trading above a moving average and the average is sloping upward.

Oklahoma City Thunder turns to Russell Westbrook when it needs a spark
Greg Logan has worked for Newsday since 1982 covering a wide array of sports and events, now including the Brooklyn Nets beat. Westbrook finished with 34 points, 14 assists and 13 rebounds to register his seventh triple-double of the season.

15 killed in Pakistan boat capsize
At least 15 bodies have been recovered, according to officials at the Mirpur Sakro Taluqa Hospital. The Thatta DC said 15-20 people were rescued and admitted to the hospital in an unconscious state.

Catholic-Dignity Merger To Forge Nonprofit Health Giant
The merger which is still subject to federal, state and church approval, is expected to go through in the second half of 2018. Dignity Health and CHI are no strangers to each other and have partnered on other initiatives.

PM Narendra Modi to visit Jerusalem, says Palestine envoy
The government though avoided a direct criticism of the United States president's announcement. PM Modi had skipped Palestine during his visit to Israel in July.

Actor Geoffrey Rush Sues The Daily Telegraph For Publishing "Inappropriate Behaviour" Allegation
Rush has denied the allegations, which date back to a Sydney Theatre Performance of King Lear from 2015, via statement through Pullen.

Friday snow in the sky but will it stick on the ground?
With the cold temperatures, we now have warnings and advisories in effect for portions of Southwest Louisiana. Although somewhat milder weather returns for a cameo early next week, temperatures will remain below average.

Sensex surges 352 points on all-round buying
Sensex climbed 242 points or 0.74% to 33,191.75 while the wider Nifty was up by over 76 points or 0.76% to 10,243.60. At 3:30 PM, BSE Sensex ended higher by 37 points to 32,869 and the NSE Nifty50 Index gained by 6 points to 10,128.

Marvel is making an animated movie with diverse superheroes
Causing trouble for the team of Secret Warriors will be the evil Hala, voiced by Agents of SHIELD star Ming-Na Wen. The shorts will then be followed up by an animated feature titled " Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors ".

Stabbing at Tokyo shrine leaves 3 people dead
At a spot about 100 meters away from the auto , she slashed his right shoulder, leaving him with a non-life-threatening injury. Police officers walk near the scene of a stabbing incident at Tomioka Hachimangu shrine in Tokyo Friday, Dec. 8, 2017.