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Trump support among Republicans reaches all-time high in poll

President TrumpDonald TrumpSchumer: Impeachment trial will be quick, doesn't need a lot of witnesses Nurse to be tapped by Biden as acting surgeon general: report Schumer calls for Biden to declare climate emergency MORE’s approval rating has hit a record high among his supporters in the latest Hill-HarrisX poll released on Monday.

Of those surveyed, 90 percent of Republicans said they approve of Trump’s 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, Trump’s 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: Trump’s 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 Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief.

Iraq’s parliament, meanwhile, voted on Sunday to expel American and foreign troops from the country, a decision Secretary of State Mike PompeoMike PompeoChina: US military presence in South China Sea a threat to peace, stability White House installs new leadership at federally-funded international broadcasters US carrier group enters South China Sea amid tensions between China, Taiwan MORE 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 PelosiNancy PelosiOklahoma man who videotaped himself with his feet on desk in Pelosi's office during Capitol riot released on bond House formally sends impeachment to Senate, putting Trump on trial for Capitol riot With another caravan heading North, a closer look at our asylum law MORE (D-Calif.) decided to withhold the two articles of impeachment against Trump as a way to pressure Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellSchumer: Impeachment trial will be quick, doesn't need a lot of witnesses McConnell: Power-sharing deal can proceed after Manchin, Sinema back filibuster Budowsky: A Biden-McConnell state of emergency summit MORE (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, which was conducted between Jan. 3 and 4, has a margin of error of plus or 3.1 percentage points.

—Tess Bonn