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: