B Stephanie Murray | 31 August 2018
POLITICO — Sixty percent of those polled in a new survey disapprove of President Donald Trump’s job performance, a new high for the president in polling conducted by The Washington Post and ABC News.
The poll, released Friday and conducted just days after special counsel Robert Mueller delivered a one-two punch to the Trump administration in federal court, found a little more than one-third of Americans approve of Trump’s job performance. The poll was conducted last week, when former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was found guilty on tax and bank fraud charges and Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to eight counts, including campaign-finance violations, in a Manhattan courtroom.
Trump’s approval rating, according to the poll, was 36 percent. In the previous Washington Post-ABC News poll, conducted in April, Trump’s approval rating was 40 percent and his disapproval rating was 56 percent. […]