According to a newly released poll, a large majority of Americans trust former FBI Director James Comey to tell the truth more than President Trump.
Forty-five percent of voters said they trusted Comey more to tell the truth, while 23 percent said they trusted the president more, the Politico/Morning Consult poll found.
The survey also found that 43 percent of voters thought Comey’s testimony last week before the Senate Intelligence Committee hurt Trump more than helped the president. Only 23 percent say the former FBI director’s testimony helped Trump more and another 35 percent don’t know or have no opinion.
A majority of Democrats, 58 percent, says the testimony hurt Trump more, compared to just 16 percent of Democrats who say it helped the president. Among Republicans, 36 percent say the testimony helped Trump more, compared to 28 percent who say it hurt the president.
Comey testified last week before the Senate Intelligence Committee in a highly anticipated hearing in which he said he believed he had been directed to end an investigation into former national security advisor Michael Flynn.
The poll was conducted from June 8 to 12 among 1,990 registered voters. The margin of error is 2 percent.
The news is particularly bad for Republicans whose approval ratings are being dragged down the toilet by the increasingly unpopular and toxic Trump administration.