However, "Americans continue to say they want the Federal Bureau of Investigation to be independent of presidential administrations".
It's the first time the president's approval rating has hit 40 percent since a June 29 Quinnipiac poll.
"Given the overwhelmingly negative coverage President Trump has received (in the 90% negative range) and the overwhelmingly positive coverage President Obama enjoyed (remember the late night comedian who complained that there was nothing to joke about early in Obama's presidency?), these approval polls reveal a public that has tuned out the mainstream media's nattering against the president", he wrote.
Now that the special counsel investigation has reached the front steps of the White House, following increasing allegations that the president obstructed justice by trying to yield his influence to disrupt a probe that could determine Trump's fate as president. A whopping 83 percent of Republicans voters -- almost the number of party faithful who tend to approve of Trump's job performance -- say that Trump hasn't tried to derail anything.
Voters are now virtually evenly split on Trump's handling of taxes: 45% approve and 47% disapprove.
A plurality of Republican voters, 46 percent, say that Mueller has not been fair in his investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
Today, according to the same aggregator, Mr. Trump's average approval rating is 42.4 percent, and his average disapproval rating is 53.8 percent - a net negative of just 11.4 percent. Trump has repeatedly dismissed the investigation as a witch hunt and attacked top investigators in his own Justice Department. The Quinnipiac poll surveyed 1,333 registered voters between February 2 and February 5, and it has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.3 percent.
The issue of immigration is not worth a government shutdown, 66 percent of voters say.