A national opinion poll shows that US President Donald Trump’s disapproval rating has hit an all-time high, with 60 percent of Americans being dissatisfied with the businessman-turned-politician’s performance in office.
The survey conducted and released by ABC News/Washington Post on Friday said 53 percent of the figure included those who “strongly” disapproved of Trump’s performance in the White House.
The poll also indicated that just 36 percent of respondents approved of Trump’s job performance, matching his low in surveys carried out since he was inaugurated as president in January of 2017.
In the previous ABC News/Washington Post poll in April, Trump’s approval rating was 40 percent and his disapproval rating was 56 percent.
The Friday poll was administered among 1,003 adults and was conducted between August 26 and August 29 via landlines and cellphones. The poll enjoyed a margin of error of plus-or-minus 3.5 percentage points.
The results of the latest survey came just a week after Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was convicted of tax fraud and former lawyer Michael Cohen admitted that he violated campaign finance laws at Trump’s behest.
Meanwhile, the ABC News/Washington Post also found that 49 percent of the respondents favored impeachment proceedings that could lead to Trump being removed from office, while 46 percent said they opposed such a move.