The left-media wants you all to believe that all of America hates President Donald Trump, but his poll numbers show that he is doing fairly well in approval rating polling — better than Obama at the same time in their presidencies — and even remaining mostly steady in America’s views.
There is only one poll still doing daily presidential approval tracking polls and that is the Rasmussen agency. A look at the company’s polls shows that not only has Trump remained pretty steady at between 42 and 52 percent positive rating, but that it is better than what Obama saw at the same time in his presidency.
“The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows that 47% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-two percent (52%) disapprove,” Rasmussen reported on December 28. “The latest figures include 34% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 43% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -9.”
As Daily Wire added:
Rasmussen provides some follow-up analysis suggesting some factors playing into Trump’s numbers, including some polling suggesting that he has “angered hawkish members of both major political parties with his decision to withdraw from Syria,” with voters tending to likewise oppose his decision.
Trump’s approval rating has been fluctuating in the high-40s for months, at times breaking the 50% mark, including on December 5 and 7. It’s lowest point over the last month was Christmas day, when it dipped to 46%.
Over the last few months, Trump’s numbers have been up and down slightly from between 45 percent and 51 percent in these polls.
His “strong” disapprovals have been between three percent and 11 percent through last month.
So, how does that stack up against Obama’s record? Daily Wire adds:
For comparison, at the same point in his presidency, Obama was tracking slightly worse, fluctuating between the 44 to 50% approval range during the month of December, consistently in the low- to mid-50s in disapproval, and in slightly worse shape in the index rating, at times hitting as high as -17. Below are Rasmussen’s results for Obama in December 2010
If you were to listen to CNN or the rest of the left-media, you’d assume that Trump is universally hated. But as it turns out, it is about half and half and just a tad better than Obama.
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