Trump's Approval Rating Hits 59 Percent

Leah Barkoukis
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Posted: Jan 26, 2017 4:31 PM
Trump's Approval Rating Hits 59 Percent

Good news for the White House: President Trump’s approval rating among likely voters reached 59 percent on Thursday, according to Rasmussen Reports. Forty-one percent disapprove.

The latest figures include 44% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 31% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of +13 

The poll also asked respondents about key segments of Trump’s inaugural speech to see whether they agreed with those ideas.

Voters like Mr. Trump’s populist standing: 72 percent agreed with his statement that “For too long, a small group in our nation’s capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost.” 17 percent disagreed, 11 percent were not sure.

A majority of the respondents — 52 percent — also agreed with this statement: “From this day forward, a new vision will govern our land. From this day forward, it’s going to be only America first.” Thirty-seven percent disagreed, 11 percent were undecided.

In addition, Rasmussen also reveals that 54 percent of voters favor a proposal that would cut spending up to 10 percent and cut staffing up to 20 percent. in some federal government agencies. Twenty-seven percent oppose such cuts, while 19 percent are undecided.

The results are based on tracking polls of 1,500 likely voters, with a margin of error of +/- 2.5 percentage points.