's disapproval ratings hit a new high in poll

A new poll shows an increase in President Donald disapproval rating – and outlines public opposition to pardoning Paul Manafort or firing attorney general Jeff Sessions.

Among those surveyed in the new Washington Post / ABC News poll, a majority of 63 per cent backs special counsel Robert Mueller's probe, which brands a 'witch hunt.'

This includes a 52 per cent majority who 'strongly' back an inquiry has spent months trying to expose as a partisan exercise.

Only 29 per cent say they are opposed to the probe, which on Thursday said was 'illegal.'

The poll gives a 60 per cent disapproval rating, an uptick since before former campaign chair Paul Manafort's conviction in a Virginia trial.

A new poll gives Trump a 60 per cent disapproval rating

A new poll gives a 60 per cent disapproval rating

The poll was taken after longtime lawyer Michael Cohen's guilty plea on eight counts. According to the poll, 61 per cent of voters say committed a crime if he directed Cohen to make payments.

Prosecutors laid out a scheme where Cohen paid $130,000 to porn star Stormy Daniels, who claims she had an affair with , then got reimbursement. Cohen

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