Trump misstates approval rating in latest poll

President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Republicans move to block Yemen war-powers votes for rest of Congress Trump says he's considering 10 to 12 contenders for chief of staff Michael Flynn asks judge to spare him from jail time MORE touted an incorrect number for his most recent approval rating in a Sunday night tweet. 

“Over 90% approval rating for your all time favorite (I hope) President within the Republican Party and 52% overall,” Trump tweeted. “This despite all of the made up stories by the Fake News Media trying endlessly to make me look as bad and evil as possible. Look at the real villains please!”

A poll released Sunday by The Wall Street Journal and NBC News found that Trump has a 44 percent approval rating.

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The poll found that 52 percent of registered voters disapproved of his performance. This came after his former attorney Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to bank fraud, tax fraud and campaign finance violations on Tuesday.

The Hill has reached out to the White House for clarification regarding Trump's tweet.

The same poll did find that Trump has a 90 percent approval rating among Republicans, compared to a 10 percent approval rating from Democrats.

Before Cohen’s plea deal, the Journal–NBC poll found that Trump had a 46 percent approval rating and 51 percent disapproval rating.

They then released a follow-up poll after news broke of Cohen’s plea and after Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortManafort might not fight claims he lied to Mueller The Hill's 12:30 Report — Trump, Dem leaders spar before cameras at meeting over border wall | Senate to vote on criminal justice bill | Google chief gets grilling Incoming CBC chairwoman says Dems could have no choice but to impeach Trump MORE, was convicted on fraud charges. The president's job approval rating appeared unmoved by the news.

The poll also found that a majority of voters — 56 percent — say that Trump had not been honest about special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE’s probe into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election, including whether the Trump campaign was involved in those efforts.

The margin of error for the initial poll was 3.27 percentage points and the the follow up poll had a margin of error of 4 percentage points.