The number of Americans disapproving of President Donald Trump’s performance has hit a new high, according to a recent ABC News/Washington Post poll — and half of the country supports his impeachment.
Sixty percent in the national survey disapprove of Trump’s performance in office, numerically the highest of his presidency, albeit by a single point; that includes 53 percent who disapprove strongly, more than half for the first time. Thirty-six percent approve, matching his low.
Trump’s average approval rating since taking office is the lowest for any president in modern polling since the 1940s. One factor: Contrary to his “drain the swamp” rhetoric, 45 percent say corruption in Washington has increased under Trump, while just 13 percent say it’s declined.
Even among Republicans, approval of Trump is trending downward: the poll found just 78 percent approve, matching his previous low.
The survey results come after Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen admitted in court to campaign finance violations that he said were directed by the president himself; at the same time, former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was convicted of fraud.