Poll: Trump approval steady after stormy week

Poll: Trump approval steady after stormy week
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President TrumpDonald TrumpFranklin Graham says Trump comeback would 'be a very tough thing to do' Man suspected in wife's disappearance accused of casting her ballot for Trump Stefanik: Cheney is 'looking backwards' MORE’s approval rating has held steady in a new survey, despite the conviction of his former campaign chairman, Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortThere was Trump-Russia collusion — and Trump pardoned the colluder Treasury: Manafort associate passed 'sensitive' campaign data to Russian intelligence Hunter Biden blasts Trump in new book: 'A vile man with a vile mission' MORE, on eight counts and his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, pleading guilty to felony charges.

Forty-four percent of Americans approve of the job the president is doing, according to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey, while 52 percent said they disapprove.

Another NBC/WSJ survey conducted largely before the news broke about Cohen and Manafort showed similar approval ratings.


While Trump’s approval rating held steady, 40 percent in the new poll say he may have been involved in wrongdoing. Voters are split along partisan lines on the question, with just over half of Republicans -- 53 percent  -- saying Trump was not involved in wrongdoing while 71 percent of Democrats said he may have been.

Additionally, 56 percent of voters say Trump had not been honest about special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerSenate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel MORE’s probe into alleged collusion between his 2016 presidential campaign and Russia.

Manafort was convicted of eight felony counts last Tuesday.

Cohen pleaded guilty to eight charges the same day, including one count of campaign finance violations, in which he implicated the president.

The latest NBC/WSJ joint poll was conducted from Aug 22-Aug 25 among 600 registered voters. I has a margin of error of 4 percentage points.