A new poll shows an increase in President Donald Trump 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 Trump brands a 'witch hunt.'
This includes a 52 per cent majority who 'strongly' back an inquiry Trump has spent months trying to expose as a partisan exercise.
Only 29 per cent say they are opposed to the probe, which Trump on Thursday said was 'illegal.'
The poll gives Trump 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
The poll was taken after longtime Trump lawyer Michael Cohen's guilty plea on eight counts. According to the poll, 61 per cent of voters say Trump 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 Trump, then got reimbursement. Cohen