WASHINGTON, D.C. (Texas Insider Report) — A Rasmussen Reports Presidential Job Approval Poll on Monday significantly damages a media narrative portraying President Donald Trump as wildly unpopular and all but certain to lose to Democrat Joe Biden in November. In fact, the survey finds President Trump’s approval is much higher than that of Barack Obama during the same time period in his 1st term in office.
For comparison, former President Barack Obama polled at 44% approval on the same date during his first term, Aug. 3, 2012.
The response from likely voters is also significant in that it comes at the beginning of August, when many voters are just beginning to seriously evaluate the candidates.
According to a survey released by Rasmussen Reports, Trump has the approval of more than half of likely voters three months ahead of the November Election.
Despite a once-in-a-century health crisis, a surge in violent crime in inner cities, and a culture war, Rasmussen's Monday Tracking Poll show that 51% of those surveyed who plan on voting in November say they approve of the president’s job performance.
- Of those asked, 40% said they “strongly approve” of the job the president is going.
- On the question of disapproval, 47% of likely voters said they disapprove of his job performance.
- According to the survey, 41% of respondents said they “strongly disapprove” of Trump.
Many prominent pollsters had similar things to say prior to Trump’s 2016 Election win, you’ll recall. And, similar to 2016, now-President Trump is battling Democrats, the entire legacy media, and Big Tech.
This time around, however, the president is also facing a foreign-born pandemic, its crushing effects on life and the economy, as well as a coordinated campaign to destabilize the country and a Democrat Party that will not underestimate him.
Despite the challenges, the majority of "Likely U.S. Voters" approve of his job performance, according to the Rasmussen poll on Monday.
Because there are still more than 90 days until the November Election – which equates to a lifetime in the world of national politics – these number’s significance cannot be overstated. That represents three more months for voters to continue evaluating President Trump’s performance – and an equal amount of time for Joe Biden’s credibility and competence (at left, with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi,) to be decided by the electorate.
And the Presidential Debates – which leading Democrats are increasingly cautioning Mr. Biden to not participate in – are still on the horizon.
The Rasmussen poll surveyed 1,500 likely voters, with a sampling error of plus or minus 2.5 percentage points.