Trump says his approval rating would be ‘25 points higher’ if it weren’t for the Russia probe
President Trump took to Twitter on Saturday and went after special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russia’s interference in U.S. elections.
“While my (our) poll numbers are good, with the Economy being the best ever, if it weren’t for the Rigged Russian Witch Hunt, they would be 25 points higher! Highly conflicted Bob Mueller & the 17 Angry Democrats are using this Phony issue to hurt us in the Midterms. No Collusion!” Trump wrote on Twitter.
The president has repeatedly dismissed negative poll numbers.
In late August, he slammed an ABC/Washington Post poll that showed his disapproval rating had hit a new high.
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“The ABC/Washington Post Poll was by far the least accurate one 2 weeks out from the 2016 Election. I call it a suppression poll – but by Election Day they brought us, out of shame, to about even. They will never learn!” Trump wrote on Twitter.
Sixty percent of the 1,003 adults surveyed in the poll said they disapproved of the president’s job performance.
Trump also hit a new low with an approval rating of only 36 percent in that poll.
Furthermore, 63 percent voiced support for the unimpeded continuation of Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation and 64 percent said that Attorney General Jeff Sessions should not be fired.
The poll was conducted from August 26 to 29, the week following the tax and bank fraud convictions of former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort and the numerous guilty pleas—some of which implicated the president—of former Trump attorney Michael Cohen.