Fewer than half approve of Trump’s job performance, poll says

Fewer than half approve of Trump’s job performance, poll says

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President Donald Trump speaks with Hawaiii Gov. David Ige on Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, about the looming threat Hurricane Lane poses to Hawaii. (Donald Trump/Twitter)

WASHINGTON – Less than half of likely U.S. voters approve of President Donald Trump’s job performance, according to a poll that was released Thursday.

The Rasmussen Daily Presidential Tracking Poll found that 48 percent of the respondents said they think Trump is doing a good job, compared with 51 percent who said they do not think he is doing a good job.

Meanwhile, 36 percent said they strongly approve of Trump’s job performance and 41 percent said they strongly disapprove.

The Rasmussen sampling included 1,500 likely voters and has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.5 percentage points.

Thursday’s poll results are fairly consistent with Rasmussen projections for the month, which show Trump’s approval rating at 46-50 percent.

The survey comes one day after Trump tweeted that White House Counsel Don McGahn will leave the White House “shortly after” the conclusion of the confirmation process of Supreme Court-nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

The hearings are scheduled to begin after Labor Day.

Senate Republicans have said they hope Kavanaugh will be able to join the high court when the fall term begins on Oct. 1.

The New York Times reported earlier this month that McGahn was interviewed by Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III for more than 30 hours. Mueller is investigating potential collusion between members of the Trump campaign and Russian officials.

Trump has adamantly denied collusion and has called the Mueller probe a “witch-hunt.”

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