Trump’s Approval Rating Just Hit the Highest Point in Two Years
The commander-in-chief has not enjoyed numbers like this, in this particular poll, since the middle of 2017 — the economy is undoubtedly a factor
The results of a new Harvard Center for American Political Studies (CAPS)/Harris Poll were released on Friday — and the survey contained considerably good news for President Donald Trump.
A primary question asked was, “Do you approve or disapprove of the job Donald Trump is doing as president of the United States?”
Twenty-five percent of respondents said that they “strongly approve,” while 23 percent said they “somewhat approve.”
This gives the president a net approval of 48 percent.
Thirty-seven percent of respondents said that they “strongly disapprove,” while 15 percent said they “somewhat disapprove.”
This gives Trump a net disapproval of 52 percent.
Trump's approval rating just hit its HIGHEST POINT in 2 years: 48% in the Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll survey.
A record 62% approve of Trump's approach to employment.
59% approve of Trump's handling of the economy.
— Matt Wolking (@MattWolking) May 31, 2019
“Every point of increase in this range of 45 to 50 improves the possibility of re-election,” Mark Penn, the co-director of the Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll, told The Hill.
The poll also showed how the strong economy is helping the president.
The survey asked: “How strong do you think the U.S. economy is today?”
Twenty-one percent said that the economy is “very strong,” while 50 percent said it’s “somewhat strong.”
Only 4 percent said it’s “very weak.” Twenty-six percent said that it’s “somewhat weak.”
That’s 71 percent of respondents who are giving Trump a thumbs up on the economy — and only 29 percent giving a thumbs down.
This is a strong number for the president from any angle.
After a Gallup Poll, taken April 17–30, showed improvements in President Trump’s overall job-approval rating, a Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll, conducted this week and released by The Hill, shows that public opinion is still moving in the president’s favor.
— The BL (@TheBL_com) June 1, 2019
With over 500 days until the 2020 presidential election, anything can still happen.
Hillary Clinton had some more promising poll numbers toward the end of the 2016 election compared to Trump — but in the end, the pollsters got it wrong about how that race would end.
This is not the only recent poll favorable to the president. The Political Insider reported on Friday, “According to the latest Job Creators Network/ScottRasmussen.com Weekly Pulse poll, a majority of Americans believe the U.S. economy is in decent shape, with most saying it’s doing ‘excellent’ or ‘good.'”
It continued, “When asked how they would gauge the current economy, 13 percent of respondents replied ‘excellent,’ while another 39 percent said ‘good.’ Thirty-one percent said the economy was ‘fair.”
While these are only two polls and there are many potential variables between now and the election, these are still good signs for Donald Trump.
As the economy continues to improve along with the president’s poll numbers, whoever the Democrats nominate might have a tougher time than they imagined.
This piece originally appeared in The Political Insider and is used by permission.
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