Trump’s Approval Rating Just Blew Past Obama's at This Point in the Presidency

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Posted: Apr 02, 2018 12:45 PM
Trump’s Approval Rating Just Blew Past Obama's at This Point in the Presidency

In December just before tax reform was signed into law, President Trump's 43 percent approval rating was cause for concern among Republicans and an encouraging sign for Democrats heading into the 2018 midterm elections. 

But since then, things have turned around for Trump and his approval rating is sitting at 50 percent according to Rasmussen Reports:

 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 number is not only a significant increase from the low forties just three months ago, but it's four points higher than President Obama's approval rating at this time in his presidency.

 

Meanwhile, while Democrats still have an edge on the generic ballot in November Republicans are catching up

The latest Fox News poll finds a tightening race when voters are asked their candidate preference in this fall’s congressional election.

That’s good news for Republicans because Democrats were up by 15 points in October (50-35 percent) in the so-called generic ballot test.  Now, it’s a 5-point edge, as 46 percent of voters would back the Democratic candidate in their district and 41 percent the Republican.

Anderson points out that in March of 2014, Democrats had a 2-point edge on the vote question and Republicans ultimately picked up 13 House seats that November.  And in March 2010, Republicans had a 4-point advantage and went on to win 63 seats.