By Emily Goodin, U.s. Political Reporter For Dailymail.com
Published: 12:59 BST, 22 May 2019 | Updated: 12:59 BST, 22 May 2019
President Donald Trump blamed special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation as the reason behind his sinking poll numbers as he railed against fresh impeachment talk from Democrats as 'presidential harassment.'
Trump argued Wednesday that without the 'witch hunt' he'd be at 65 per cent approval rating.
'Without the ILLEGAL Witch Hunt, my poll numbers, especially because of our historically “great” economy, would be at 65%. Too bad! The greatest Hoax in American History,' he tweeted.
President Trump is arguing his approval rating would be higher without the Russia probe
Trump's job approval hasn't been above the 50 per cent mark since March, when his favorite Rasmussen survey had him at that spot.
But currently Rasmussen has the president at 46 per cent approval.
A Quinnipiac poll has him at 38 percent.
Meanwhile the RealClearPolitics polling average has President Trump's approval rating at 42.7 per cent.
The president's tweet about poll numbers also comes as surveys show former Vice President Joe Biden would beat him if the general election were held today.
Trump's focus has turned toward 2020 as he gears up to formally launch his re-election bid, which comes as Democrats are turning up the pressure on Speaker Nancy Pelosi to launch an impeachment probe into