As of last week, a Rasmussen poll stated that 50 percent of likely voters in the United States have approved of President Donald Trump’s job performance thus far.
On the same date, during the second year of Obama’s first term, they had the former POTUS at 43 percent via the same poll.
The Rasmussen poll surveys 500 “likely voters” by telephone for their information and this time gave Trump a higher approval rating than some of the other polls out there.
By comparison, a CNN poll conducted by the survey and market research firm SSRS found that approval for the president was at just 35 percent, matching “his lowest level yet” earlier the same week.
Just last month, the same poll at POTUS at 49%, prompting Trump to Tweet: “Rasmussen just announced that my approval rating jumped to 49%, a far better number than I had in winning the Election, and higher than certain “sacred cows.” Other Trump polls are way up also. So why does the media refuse to write this? Oh well, someday!”
Rasmussen just announced that my approval rating jumped to 49%, a far better number than I had in winning the Election, and higher than certain “sacred cows.” Other Trump polls are way up also. So why does the media refuse to write this? Oh well, someday!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 3, 2018
And while some on the Left are claiming bias on Rasmussen’s part, they forget that they originally had Hillary Clinton pegged as the likely winner of the 2016 election:
“Despite some wobbles along the way, we’ve favored Hillary Clinton as the 45th president of the United States ever since we did our first handicapping of the Clinton vs. Donald Trump matchup back in late March. The edge we had for her back then has eroded a little bit at the end — we had her as high as 352 electoral votes, and in the final tally we have her down to 322, with 216 for Trump. If this is how it turns out, Trump will fare 10 electoral votes better than Mitt Romney, and Clinton will do 10 electoral votes worse than Barack Obama in 2012 — 11 or 12 if rogue Washington electors follow through on their threat to refuse to vote for Clinton (but we can’t assume that at this time).”
Still, the Left will whine and cry and claim bias, even on this.
In Tuesday’s Rasmussen poll, 48 percent of people disapproved of Trump’s job performance. Thirty-five percent strongly approved, and 39 percent strongly disapproved.