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Donald Trump's Approval Rating Drops to All Time Low in New Poll

Donald Trump's Approval Rating Drops to All Time Low in New Poll
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 01: U.S. President Donald Trump participates in a meeting with leaders of the steel industry at the White House March 1, 2018 in Washington, DC. Trump announced planned tariffs on imported steel and aluminum during the meeting, with details to be released at a later date. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

ABC News and Washington Post released a new poll on Friday that capped a bad week for President Donald Trump with some even worse news: his approval rating has dropped to 36%, down from 40% in April and matching his all time low recorded by the poll.

And perhaps even more troubling for the embattled president is that his disapproval has risen to 60%, a new record for the president.

According to ABC News:

Trump’s average approval rating since taking office is the lowest for any president in modern polling since the 1940s.

Other bits of bad news for Trump found in this poll include:

  • 45% say corruption has increased under Trump
  • 63% support the Mueller investigation
  • 53% believe Trump obstructed justice
  • 49% think impeachment proceedings should be initiated against Trump.

The poll surveyed 1,003 adults from August 26-August 29, which was in the wake of the news that Trump's former campaign chairman had been found guilty on 8 counts of tax fraud and that his former personal lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, had pled guilty to campaign finance violations and implicated Trump as an unnamed co-conspirator.

Some on Twitter cheered the news.

But some wondered why his disapproval isn't even higher: