Hill.TV poll: Trump's approval rating falls 4 points

President TrumpDonald John TrumpJustice Department preparing for Mueller report as soon as next week: reports Smollett lawyers declare 'Empire' star innocent Pelosi asks members to support resolution against emergency declaration MORE's approval rating fell 4 points this week after getting a brief uptick amid news of economic growth, according to a new American Barometer poll. 

The survey, a joint project between Hill.TV and the HarrisX polling company, found that 47 percent of voters said they approved of Trump's job as president when asked on Aug. 6 and 7. 

That was below the 51 percent of respondents who said they approved of Trump's job as president when asked the same question on Aug. 3 and 4. 

The poll last week came on the heels of positive economic news for the administration, after the Labor Department announced on Aug. 3 that the 157,000 jobs were added to the economy. 

Trump frequently boasts about the economic gains made during his presidency, crediting the congressional Republicans' tax bill and his regulation policies. 

However, Trump made news late on Friday when he hit basketball player LeBron James and CNN host Don Lemon in a tweet. 

"Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon. He made Lebron look smart, which isn’t easy to do. I like Mike!" Trump said. 

 

 

The president continued to make news on the platform on Sunday, confirming that a 2016 meeting at Trump Tower between Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpTrump's son attacks LGBT magazine op-ed that calls effort to decriminalize homosexuality 'racist' Gillibrand uses Trump Jr. tweet to fundraise Trump has publicly criticized Russia probe more than 1,100 times: NY Times MORE and Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya was aimed at getting dirt on then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonFBI’s top lawyer believed Hillary Clinton should face charges, but was talked out of it Harris adds key Clinton aide, women of color to 2020 campaign: report Democrats more likely Trump's foil, than to foil Trump MORE, contradicting what Trump Jr. had previously said about the reason for the meeting. 

 

 

"I hear people in focus groups saying, 'You know, I like some of the things he's done, but he's got to get off the Twitter.' It's just a complete distraction for him," Democratic pollster Anna Greenberg told Hill.TV's Joe Concha on "What America's Thinking." 

The first American Barometer poll was conducted on Aug. 3 and 4 among 1,021 registered voters, with a margin of error of plus or minus 2.07 percentage points. 

The second poll was conducted on Aug. 6 and 7 among 1,000 registered voters. The survey has a margin of error of 3.1 percentage points. 

— Julia Manchester