Donald Trump’s Job Approval Hits 51 Percent

Christel Deskins

President Donald Trump’s job approval has hit a whopping seven-day streak of more than 50 percent, according to Rasmussen Reports’ daily presidential tracking poll. The report indicated that 51 percent of likely U.S. voters approve of the president’s job performance, while 48 percent disapprove. That’s a two-point drop in approval […]

President Donald Trump’s job approval has hit a whopping seven-day streak of more than 50 percent, according to Rasmussen Reports’ daily presidential tracking poll.

The report indicated that 51 percent of likely U.S. voters approve of the president’s job performance, while 48 percent disapprove.

That’s a two-point drop in approval since Friday when 53 percent of respondents said that they approved of the president, while 46 percent said they disapproved. Trump’s approval ratings haven’t surpassed 53 percent in 2020, likely because of his mismanagement of the novel coronavirus and the economic collapse that’s put the unemployment rate in the double digits.

The figures that were released Monday reveal that 42 percent of likely voters “strongly approve” of the job Trump is doing, and 42 percent of likely voters “strongly disapprove.”

Last week, Rasmussen Reports showed that Trump’s approval ratings hovered between 51 percent and 53 percent, with disapproval ranging between 46 percent to 48 percent. 

The results come as the coronavirus death toll in the United States nears two hundred thousand, with almost seven million Americans infected. Trump also faces more pushback as he announced Monday that he’ll nominate the next Supreme Court Justice to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Friday or Saturday. Ginsburg died last week, and Republican lawmakers are already racing to vote on her replacement, even with the presidential election just forty-three days away.

According to RealClearPolitics average polling data for Trump’s job approval, as of Monday, his approval ratings remained at 44.6 percent, while his average disapproval stood at 53.9 percent. Other polls released Monday showed Trump’s job approval underwater, as it hit a striking low in a Politico/Morning Consult poll at 38 percent approval.

The president’s average approval ratings hit a peak at the beginning of April when he reached 47.4 percent.

Rasmussen’s tracking poll was conducted among fifteen hundred likely voters via telephone and online with an overall margin of error of plus or minus 2.5 thousand.

Rachel Bucchino is a reporter at the National Interest. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, U.S. News & World Report and The Hill.

Image: Reuters

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