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A majority of voters think Trump is 'abusing the powers of his office'

President Trump's approval rating got a slight boost in a new Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday, but the good news stopped there. Though Trump's approval rating is up from 34 percent in a June 7 poll to 40 percent, a majority of voters still said that he doesn't "have good leadership," "care about average Americans," or "share their values," nor is he "honest" or "level-headed." However, a majority of Americans did say they think he is "intelligent" and a "strong person."

Particularly striking is the finding that a majority of Americans believe the president is "abusing the powers of his office." Fifty-two percent of Americans said they believe Trump is abusing his powers, while 46 percent said he is not. "Americans believe FBI Director James Comey was shown the door less for job performance than for the growing storm clouds from the FBI Russian investigation," said Quinnipiac University Poll assistant director Tim Malloy.

On top of all of that, even Republicans have finally gotten to the point where they really want Trump to stop tweeting: Quinnipiac reported that "for the first time" since the poll began asking the question, Republicans "want the president to stop tweeting from his personal account, 49-43 percent."

The poll was taken June 22-27 by phone among 1,212 voters. Its margin of error is plus or minus 3.4 percentage points.