President Trump’s tough rhetoric and non-conventional governing style is resonating with the American people. 45 has kept the majority of his promises from the campaign trail and citizens are taking notice.
When placing Barack Obama’s approval rating next to Trump’s during the same amount of time in office, the results were stunning.
On this date eight years ago, February 8, 2010, Barack Obama’s approval rating stood at 44%.
On February 8, 2018, Trump’s approval rating stands at 48%.
From Rasmussen Reports:
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows that 48% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty percent (50%) disapprove.
The latest figures include 34% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 43% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -9.
More from Gateway Pundit:
Back on February 7, 2010 Barack Obama had an approval rating of 44% while 56% of likely voters disapproved of the far left president.
Considering the far left mainstream media attacks Trump 90% of the time, this is incredible news.
The American people don’t give a darn about the MSM and their shoddy reporting!
From Washington Times:
The working relationship between President Trump and the news media shows no signs of improving. Journalists continue to appear aggressively hostile toward the president, according to research released Tuesday by the Media Research Center, a conservative press watchdog.
The new study of major broadcast coverage reveals that 90 percent of statements made by reporters and nonpartisan sources the last three months on ABC, NBC and CBS evening newscasts about Mr. Trump and his administration were negative.
It’s all in the numbers. The analysts found 1,123 out of 1,228 statements made about the president on the “Big Three” news networks during September, October and November were critical of Mr. Trump. Only 105 of the statements were considered positive in tone or content.
Fox Business has more:
Since taking office, approval of Trump has mostly held steady with his key supporters. For example, 86 percent of Republicans approve today and 87 percent approved a year ago. Fifty-eight percent of white men approve vs. 60 percent last year. And approval among white evangelical Christians stands at 74 percent vs. 76 percent last year.
Some of the recent improvement in Trump’s overall job rating undoubtedly comes from the economy. The poll finds 49 percent now give it positive ratings (excellent or good). The last time this many voters felt as positively was 17 years ago (59 percent, January 2001).
In addition, a record 17 percent say the economy is in “excellent” shape. That’s up from 6 percent in August and 3 percent in December 2016. In trend going back to 1998, the previous high was 13 percent in June 2000.
Still, voters feel there’s room for improvement in general. A majority, 53 percent, remains unhappy with the direction of the country. Forty-five percent are satisfied with the way things are going in the country today — that’s the same number as felt that way at the 100-day mark of the Trump administration (April 2017).
Nearly half (46 percent) think the country is worse off than it was a year ago, while a large minority (40 percent) say it is better off, and 11 percent say there has been no change.
On the family level, 39 percent say they are better off today than a year ago — almost double the 20 percent who say they are worse off. Many, 38 percent, feel their situation is the same.
“There is some evidence here that President Trump is starting to realize some of the political benefits of robust economic growth,” says Daron Shaw, the Republican pollster who conducts the Fox News Poll along with Democrat Chris Anderson. “But the connection is tenuous now and the White House would be wise to carefully nurture it in advance of the November elections.”
[Note: This post was written by John S. Roberts]