ABC/WaPo Poll: Trump Disapproval Rating Hits 60 Percent
A poll conducted by ABC News and The Washington Post reveals President Donald Trump’s disapproval rating hit a new high while a desire for his impeachment rises.
Trump’s approval rating is sitting at just 36 percent, while his disapproval rating hit 60 percent, which is numerically the highest disapproval rating of his presidency, the poll says.
ABC/WaPo also claim this marks the lowest approval rating of a president since the 1940s.
The poll also reveals opinions on special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into the Russia investigation, showing 63 percent of respondents support Mueller’s investigation into Trump and his associates, while 29 percent oppose it.
The poll was produced for ABC by Langer Research Associates, and an analysis by Gary Langer, the founder of the firm, writes, “Suspicions of the president relating to the Mueller investigation are substantial. Sixty-one  percent say that if assertions by Cohen are true, Trump broke the law. Fifty-three  percent also think Trump obstructed special counsel Robert Mueller’s work.”
The poll also finds 49-46 percent of respondents support Congress initiating impeachment proceedings against Trump.
The percentage of those who support an impeachment process rises to 57 percent among women specifically.
According to this poll, the general approval rating of Trump dropped the most amongst white, college educated women, falling 17 percent since his career high of 40 percent support.
Among one cohort of Trump’s base, non-college educated white men, his approval rating has fallen 15 percentage points compared to his career high of 70 percent.
The poll did not survey non-college educated white women specifically, but did poll white women and white men with college degrees and white men with no college degree.
Reports that Trump is possibly planning to pardon former campaign manager Paul Manafort have been circling in recent weeks, although the administration has denied such reports.
The majority of the public in this poll do not believe Trump should pardon Manafort, 66 percent to 18 percent. (RELATED: Manafort’s Judge Is Under Federal Protection After Wave Of Threats)
When broken down, 45 percent of Republicans oppose Trump pardoning Manafort while 83 percent of Democrats are opposed to the pardon.
Opposition to a pardon rises in other groups, 68 percent among men and 64 percent among women, 64 percent among both whites and Hispanics, and 82 percent among blacks.
The ABC-Washington Post poll was conducted amongst a random sample of 1,003 adults reached by landline and cellular phone Aug. 26-29. The results have a sampling error of 3.6 percent.
Partisan divisions of the survey were 33-25-37 percent, Democrats-Republicans-Independents, respectively.
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