Trump’s Approval Rating Now Stands At 52 Percent

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The good news continues about President Donald Trump’s popularity.

A new poll shows that a definite majority of Americans approve of the job the new president has done. 52 percent have support for the President, while 48 percent disapprove.

The Rasmussen poll – surveying about 500 people every day – also found that 45 percent of voters found the country is “headed in the right direction,” which is a higher level of optimism than at any time during the Obama Administration.

The poll stands in sharp contrast to the Gallup poll, which shows only a 40 percent approval rating and a 55 percent disapproval.

In the Rasmussen poll, 36 percent strongly approve of the way President Trump is performing and 39 percent “strongly disapprove.”

The poll also asked voters who they thought was the greatest threat to national security. Voters overwhelmingly chose Russia as a greater long-term threat to the United States than China.

And asked about the three biggest donors in politics, most remained unknown. Only a small number of voters knew who George Soros and the Koch brothers were.

Seventy-six percent of U.S. Voters believe the wealthiest individuals and companies have too much influence over elections, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Just 4 percent say wealthy individuals and companies have too little political influence, while 16 percent say their level of influence is about right.

Even more voters (80%) agree that wealthy special interest groups have too much power and influence over elections. Only 3 percent say they have too little influence, while 14 percent say the amount of influence wealthy special interests have is about right.

Two-out-of-three voters also think the news media have too much power and influence over elections. Only 4 percent say the media do not have enough political influence. Twenty-six percent believe the amount of influence the news media have in elections is about right.

The margin of error in the Rasmussen poll is plus-or-minus 2.5 percent.



Robert Gehl

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Robert Gehl is a college professor in Phoenix, Arizona. He has over 15 years journalism experience, including two Associated Press awards. He lives in Glendale with his wife and two young children.