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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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions 

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Former FBI Director James Comey

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Former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus

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Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer

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White House Director of Strategic Communications Hope Hicks

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Trump advisor Stephen Miller

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President Trump's son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner 

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Don McGahn, general counsel for the Trump transition team

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Christopher Steele, the former MI6 agent who compiled the reported Trump dossier 

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Sam Clovis, a former member of the Trump campaign

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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. 

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