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A new ABC/Washington Post voter survey finds Trump’s disapproval rating has hit a new high of 60 percent.

Just how bad is that? “Trump’s average approval rating since taking office is the lowest for any president in modern polling since the 1940s,” according to ABC News

That high-water mark is driven by an astonishing 53 percent who disapprove of Trump “very strongly.”

Trump’s approval rating also tumbles to a new low of 36 percent. That’s down 7 points from last month.

The results obliterate Trump’s delusional claims about how popular he is.

Trump’s support among Republicans also hit a new low for the ABC/Washington Post survey. In fact, Trump plunges to all kinds of depths in the poll, marking new lows in terms of his approval rating among college-educated voters (29 percent), moderates (24 percent), and African Americans (3 percent).

The poll also shows a plurality of Americans agreeing that impeachment hearings should begin against him. A clear majority of women (57 percent) support that idea.

It’s their first poll since Trump’s longtime fixer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to a total of eight charges, including tax evasion, making false statements to a financial institution, unlawful corporate contributions, and excessive campaign contributions.

Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was found guilty in court that same day on eight counts, including five counts of tax fraud.

Americans by a huge majority in the ABC/Washington Post poll think the Manafort prosecution was justified, including nearly half of Republicans.

Meanwhile, support for special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Trump’s possible criminal past remains robust, despite Trump’s relentless Twitter attacks. Today, 63 percent support Mueller’s work and just 27 percent oppose it.

In fact, 53 percent think Trump has obstructed Mueller’s work.

The poll results are especially bad news for the GOP as Labor Day weekend signals the unofficial start of the midterm election cycle, which is widely seen as a referendum on Trump. No party wants to head into November with a historically unpopular president in the White House.

Note that in 2010, when Republicans won 63 seats in the House during the first midterm election cycle under President Barack Obama, his approval rating at the Labor Day break stood at 46 percent.

Today, Trump trails that by a whopping 10 points.

Published with permission of The American Independent.

 

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