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.
Disapproval of Pres. Trump is at a new high, support for the Mueller probe is broad, and half of Americans favor Co… https://t.co/3zOv4gqoP0— ABC News (@ABC News)1535720687.0
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.
New ABC/WaPo poll: -60% disapprove of Trump, 36% approve -45% say corruption in Washington has increased since Trum… https://t.co/zGvLJHKWXl— Jim Sciutto (@Jim Sciutto)1535716808.0
49% in new @ABC News/WaPo poll support Congress initiating impeachment proceedings against Pres. Trump.… https://t.co/SL7jzBGlxx— ABC News (@ABC News)1535731565.0
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.
@politico Finally the polls are starting to reflect reality! For you buzzards in Congress this is getting ready to… https://t.co/mj7Blsq88V— Christine (@Christine)1535727440.0
@politico Hooray— Kathleen Knights formaggio elitario (@Kathleen Knights formaggio elitario)1535727220.0
But some wondered why his disapproval isn't even higher:
@politico I still don't understand why it isn't 90%+— Rick 🐎 Stable-ist Genius 🎓 Lutz (@Rick 🐎 Stable-ist Genius 🎓 Lutz)1535720779.0
@politico Only 60%, are you sure that poll is accurate?— Mary Addi (@Mary Addi)1535721170.0