Rasmussen says that Trump approval is at fifty percent—higher than Obama’s at this point in his presidency.
With Trump approval at fifty percent, and the stock market in turmoil, maybe we should reconsider assumptions about the chance of Trump getting reelected and economic indicators. While Trump has boasted in the stock market in the recent past as an indicator that his policies were working, Trump says lots of things that his supporters don’t hold against him. Maybe, if the stock market stumbles, voters will not hold Trump personally responsible for it. Or, maybe Americans realize the stock market isn’t an indicator of overall economic health.
For those that think that Trump is going down in the 2018 election, keep in mind that President Trump is more popular than Obama was at this point. He’s also much more popular than Congress. To what extent are voters going to blame Trump for what is going wrong as opposed to blaming Congress?
Just like in 2016, conservatives can only show up at the poll in 2018 and see what happens. After 2016, there is no reason for us to allow pollsters to make us overly optimistic or pessimistic about the national election.
According to the Rasmussen Presidential Tracking Poll:
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 50% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Forty-nine percent (49%) disapprove.
The latest figures include 33% who Strongly Approve of the way the president is performing and 39% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -6. (see trends).
Just 15% of all voters think Congress is doing a good or excellent job. That’s par for the course in recent years.
Democrats and liberal activists are angry at the Trump administration for adding a citizenship question to the upcoming 2020 U.S. Census. But two-out-of-three Americans (66%) agree that the Census should ask respondents whether they are citizens of the United States.
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