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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Poll: Most Americans Want Trump To Testify In Russia Probe

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.

Trump’s lawyers are desperately trying to keep him out of special counsel Robert Mueller’s hot seat — but the vast majority of Americans think Trump needs to explain himself under oath.

According to a new poll from CNN, 72 percent of Americans say Trump should testify under oath to Mueller, versus only 23 percent who say he should not.

That’s incredibly bad news for Trump, who has been waging a relentless campaign of attacks on Mueller and his investigation. But that campaign is clearly a complete failure, as public approval for the Mueller investigation has continued to climb.…

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CNN Poll: Trump Hits New Low Among Independent Voters

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

According to a new CNN poll, President Donald Trump’s approval ratings are in a nosedive — and he is taking a hit in particular among independents.

The poll shows that Trump’s overall approval rating is down to 36 percent, and his rating among independents is 31 percent. The last time his rating among independents was this low in CNN’s poll was last November, when it stood at 32 percent amid voter outrage over the GOP tax scam.

CNN’s poll is the latest in a long line of surveys showing Trump’s support collapsing in recent weeks.…

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Kavanaugh’s Public Support ‘Historically Low’

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Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, began his Senate confirmation hearings on Tuesday — and as new polling released the same day shows, he is a wildly divisive and unpopular figure in America.

Just 38 percent of Americans support Kavanaugh’s nomination, which makes him one of the least-supported Supreme Court nominees in the last three decades, according to an ABC poll released on Tuesday.

ABC reports that only two nominees — Harriet Miers and Robert Bork, neither of whom were ultimately confirmed — have had weaker public support.

Bork was famously rejected by the Senate in 1987, including by six Republican senators who voted no on his confirmation.…

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