President Trump's Approval Rating Just Climbed to a New High

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Posted: Apr 09, 2019 3:45 PM
President Trump's Approval Rating Just Climbed to a New High

According to a new Rasmussen Survey of likely voters, President Trump's approval ratings just soared to a new high for 2019 and 2018. 

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 53% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Forty-five percent (45%) disapprove.

The latest figures include 37% who Strongly Approve of the job Trump is doing and 36% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of +1.

This is the highest number President Trump has seen since March of 2017 according to Rasmussen trends.

President Trump is also polling well in specific areas like the economy, putting Democrats in an even tougher position for 2020.

Last Friday a new jobs report showed 196,000 jobs created, beating expectations of 175,000.

After an unexpectedly weak February — just 20,000 new jobs were initially reported — concerns arose that the remarkable wave of hiring might be ebbing. But employment surged again last month, beating the expectations of most economists with 196,000 new jobs, the Labor Department said Friday.

Even lowly February looked better: The department revised its report upward to 33,000 jobs. And unemployment remained at 3.8 percent in March, while wage growth kept its momentum, ensuring that pay is growing faster than inflation.

“We think the labor market is the strongest thing in the U.S. economy right now,” said Luke Tilley, chief economist at Wilmington Trust. “We’re encouraged by the wage gains.”