While President Donald Trump has continued to struggle in many national approval polls, according to the daily tracking poll produced by Rasmussen — one of the most reliable U.S. pollsters — after taking a dip in the polls, Trump’s back up to nearly his highest mark in the last two years — and tracking better than President Barack Obama at the same point in his presidency. Obama would go on to easily win re-election against Republican Mitt Romney, while early head-to-head polls indicate that Trump is going to have a steeper hill to climb.
“The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 50% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance,” Rasmussen reports. “Forty-nine percent (49%) disapprove.”
While Trump is +1 on overall approval, he’s still behind among those who feel “strongly” one way or the other. “The latest figures include 35% who Strongly Approve of the job Trump is doing and 41% who Strongly Disapprove,” Rasmussen notes. “This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -6.”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 16, 2019
Since January, Rasmussen has found Trump’s overall approval fluctuating from between a low of 43%, which he hit in mid-January, to a high of 52%, which he reached the next month. Since the beginning of June, Trump’s range has narrowed somewhat, fluctuating between a low of 45% and a high of 51%. His approval index has been consistently negative, though at times its below the margin of error and has even reached 0 a few times. – READ MORE