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Poll: Battleground Republicans trust Trump over Mueller

A joint poll of presidential battleground states by Øptimus Consulting and Firehouse Strategies finds that "most Republicans continue to believe Trump more than Mueller (61.8% to 19%) — although more believe Mueller now than did in February (58.5% to 15.2%)."

Data: Firehouse/Optimus Swing States September Survey of 2,129 likely voters. Chart: Lazaro Gamio/Axios

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Emmanuel Macron's approval rating dips below 20%

Emmanuel Macron
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Just 19% of French people approve of President Emmanuel Macron's performance since he took office in May 2017, according to a new poll reported by Bloomberg.

The big picture: The figure is consistent with earlier polling that shows Macron's approval rating has hit an all-time low as he faces backlash over labor market reforms and a scandal in which his bodyguard was caught on camera beating a protestor.

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