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New Poll Sees Bad Milestone for Trump

Disapproval rating at all-time high 60% in ABC-Post poll
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 31, 2018 10:56 AM CDT
President Trump arrives to speak to a campaign rally at the Ford Center, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, in Evansville, Ind.   (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

(Newser) – A new poll from the Washington Post and ABC News finds that President Trump's disapproval rating has hit 60% for the first time. That's the percentage of overall voters who don't approve of Trump's performance, though the partisan split remains enormous. Among Republicans, 78% approve of Trump's performance, while only 6% of Democrats feel the same way. Independents are roughly in the middle of those extremes at 35%. Overall, Trump's approval rating is at 36%. Some of the other numbers:

  • 63% support Robert Mueller's investigation; 61% of Republicans oppose the probe, while 85% of Democrats and 67% of independents support it
  • 64% say Trump should not fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a sentiment backed by 47% of Republicans
  • 23% of college-educated white women approve of Trump, which is down 17 points from April 2017
  • 49% say Congress should begin impeachment proceedings
  • 45% of whites support him versus 19% of non-whites
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