President Donald Trump’s approval rating has soared in recent weeks and is much higher than former President Barack Obama’s was at the same point in his respective presidency.
According to a new poll from Rasmussen, Trump’s current approval rating for Monday shows that 52 percent of likely U.S. voters approved of the president’s job performance.
The poll found that 47 percent of Americans disapprove of his performance in office.
“The latest figures include 39% who Strongly Approve of the job Trump is doing and 39% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of 0,” Rasmussen reports.
By comparison, Trump’s percent approval rating is four points higher than Obama’s at the same time when he was in office.
In a Gallup poll taken February 7-13, 2011, Obama’s approval rating was at 48 percent, with 43 percent disapproving of the job Obama was doing in office.
Rasmussen reports, “Trump’s highest level of approval since shortly after his inauguration.”
As noted by The Daily Mail, Trump’s approval is currently at its highest point since his inauguration over two years ago.
Donald Trump’s job approval rating among likely U.S. voters hit 52 per cent on Monday in a daily tracking poll conducted by Rasmussen Reports, the polling organization he uses most frequently to promote himself.
That number is his highest since March 6, 2017, less than seven weeks after he took office. It has been even longer since Trump’s ‘strongly approve’ and ‘strongly disapprove’ numbers weren’t under water. They were even at 39 per cent on Monday.
Overall, 47 per cent of likely voters disapprove of Trump’s Oval Office performance. That’s a low water mark since November 2, 2018.
Monday’s numbers came from surveys conducted during the three weekdays following the president’s State of the Union address. It’s not unusual for presidents to get a polling ‘bump’ after the high-profile annual address.
The Daily Mail goes on to note that Democrats are starting to freak out that Trump is so popular heading into the 2020 presidential election.
Asked what Monday’s numbers mean, a senior Democratic House aide confided on background: ‘I don’t know yet if it’s horrible, but it sure isn’t good.’
The principal battle is shaping up, as it was in December, over the president’s demand for money to continue construction of a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Democrats are pledging to yank their purse-strings tight, while Trump has an ace up his sleeve: a threat to declare a national emergency and build the wall with existing funds Congress appropriated last year.
The poll showing Trump’s approval ratings soaring comes a week after an overwhelming majority of Americans approved of what Trump said during his State of the Union address.
The president is certainly soaring high right now with tremendous support from the American people.