Donald Trump's approval rating plummets to record low in latest opinion poll

Conducted by Quinnipiac University, the survey found just 34 per cent of US citizens approve of their leader

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The Independent US

Donald Trump's approval rating has fallen to a record low, according to a new opinion poll. 

Conducted by Quinnipiac University, the survey found just 34 per cent of US citizens approve of their leader, while 57 per cent disapprove.

It also found that 68 per cent of respondents believe Mr Trump is “not level-headed”. 

The previous low in a Quinnipiac survey came in April when Mr Trump registered a 35 per cent positive rating and 57 per cent negative. 

Those who participated in the poll were also quizzed on their opinion on Mr Trump’s connections with Russia. 

In total 31 per cent of people believed the President did something illegal with Russia, 29 per cent said Mr Trump did something unethical but not necessarily illegal and 32 per cent think he did nothing wrong. 

Quinnipiac Unversity surveyed 1,361 voters from 31 May to 6 June and the margin of error for the poll is plus or minus 3.2 per cent. 

The news come as a pair of Democrats in Congress are drafting up articles of impeachment against Mr Trump, claiming that the president’s decision to fire former FBI Director James Comey constitutes an obstruction of justice.

Texas Representative Al Green, who has been one of the most outspoken proponents of impeachment proceedings against Mr Trump, was joined by California Representative Brad Sherman in announcing the attempt.

But their efforts do not appear likely to succeed because of the current makeup of Congress. Mr Trump's Republican Party control the House of Representatives that would be tasked with formally indicting the president.