President Trump’s Approval Rating Hits 52 Percent a Week after SOTU Address
President beats Obama's approval rating in 2011 according to Rasmussen
President Trump's approval rating has hit 52 percent, the “highest level of approval since shortly after his inauguration,” according to Rasmussen Reports daily tracking poll.
Just 47 percent of respondents disapproved of the president's current job.
“The latest figures include 39 percent who Strongly Approve of the job Trump is doing and 39 percent who Strongly Disapprove,” said Rasmussen.
Former President Barack Obama’s approval rating was at 50 percent on Feb. 11, 2011, according to Rasmussen.
“Daily tracking results are collected via telephone surveys of 500 likely voters per night and reported on a three-day rolling average basis,” the pollster stated.
It calculates that its “margin of sampling error for the full sample of 1,500 Likely Voters is +/- 2.5 percentage points with a 95 percent level of confidence.”
According to EpochTimes: The news comes after Trump made his landmark State of the Union address, which addressed some topics, including the trend of socialism in the United States and comments on abortion.
Right after his State Of the Union Address, Trump’s approval rating rose by several points.
“Here, in the United States, we are alarmed by new calls to adopt socialism in our country,” Trump said, facing some Democratic members of Congress, some of whom have adopted socialist policies.
“America was founded on liberty and independence–not government coercion, domination, and control. We are born free, and we will stay free,” he said, drawing a standing ovation from the Republicans.
“Tonight, we renew our resolve that America will never be a socialist country.”
Working hard, thank you! pic.twitter.com/tnuHnw8kll— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 8, 2019
Trump is set to visit the Texas border city of El Paso for a rally. Ahead of that, dozens of Trump supporters gathered near the southern border near Sunland Park, New Mexico, and formed a small wall, chanting “build the wall.”
On Twitter, Trump said if necessary, Americans will have to “build a human wall.”
“Tremendous numbers of people are coming up through Mexico in the hopes of flooding our Southern Border,” said the president, adding, “If we had a real Wall, this would be a non-event!”
Last week, the Pentagon approved sending about 4,000 U.S. troops to the border as Congress grapples with Trump’s demand for $5.7 billion to help fund the wall.
The impasse led to a monthlong partial government shutdown.
Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said during news show appearances on Feb. 10 that Trump might be willing to compromise on the $5.7 billion for the wall, according to The Associated Press.
“Someplace in the middle,” Mulvaney said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”