The most recent Rasmussen tracking poll has found that President Trump’s approval rating has shot up to 53%. Only 45% disapprove. That puts Trump’s approval rating at 7 points higher than Obama at the same point of their presidency.
But, that’s understandable because Trump’s policies are lifting the country up while Obama’s policies was tearing it down. This will scare the hell out of Democrats. It is difficult to beat a sitting president under any circumstances, but nearly impossible when their approval rating is above 50%.
And when you consider the press coverage of Obama was 93% favorable and 92% unfavorable for Trump, 53% is nothing short of amazing. ]
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 53% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Forty-five percent (45%) disapprove.
The late figures include 37% who Strongly Approve of the job Trump is doing and 36% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of +1. (see trends).
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