Up Yours Nancy
2021-02-22 00:23:08 UTC
President Trumps approval rating has hit a record high among
his supporters in the latest Hill-HarrisX poll released on
Of those surveyed, 90 percent of Republicans said they approve
of Trumps job performance, compared to just 10 percent who did
not have a favorable view of the president. That is the highest
favorable rating among Republicans in the Hill-HarrisX poll
since it began asking the question in 2018.
Forty percent of independents, meanwhile, said they approved of
Trump, compared to 16 percent of Democrats.
Overall, Trumps approval dipped 2 points from the previous
December poll to 47 percent, while his disapproval rating ticked
up to 53 percent.
The survey comes as lawmakers in Washington return to Capitol
Hill this week to face dueling crises: Trumps ordering of an
air strike that killed a top Iranian official and his impending
impeachment trial in the Senate.
In reaction to the strike killing Gen. Qassem Soleimani in
Baghdad, Iran announced that it was officially ending its
commitment to the 2015 nuclear deal. Though Trump had pulled the
U.S. out of the Obama-era deal in 2018, Europe has been trying
to keep the terms the deal, which includes curtailing Irans
nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief.
Iraqs parliament, meanwhile, voted on Sunday to expel American
and foreign troops from the country, a decision Secretary of
State Mike Pompeo said the U.S. would not heed.
Trump is also facing an impeachment trial in the Senate that is
expected to take place some time this month.
The House voted almost exclusively along party lines last month
to impeach Trump on abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
However, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) decided to withhold the
two articles of impeachment against Trump as a way to pressure
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to concede to
their demands of calling in witnesses.
The Hill-HarrisX surveyed 320 Republicans, 370 Democrats and 290
independents across the country. The poll has a margin of error
of plus or 3.1 percentage points.