A high percentage of Americans were happy with President Donald Trump’s work in the Oval Office so far and optimistic about the direction in which America is heading, much more so than during President Barack Obama’s tenure in office, according to a new poll by Rasmussen Reports.
The poll, taken during the week of Feb. 2, showed that 46 percent of Americans thought the country was heading in the right direction.
That number was actually down one point from the previous week, which beat record highs for optimism in America over the past 12 years.
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In contrast, only 20 percent or so of Americans were optimistic about the country’s future in 2016 during Obama’s time in office.
Rasmussen Reports has been following the trends of the American people’s thinking with regard to the new president, and it seems as if people like the job he’s doing.
“Voters are more supportive of President Trump’s first nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court than they were initially for either of President Obama’s choices,” Rasmussen concluded, adding that 86 percent of the country thought that President Trump’s Supreme Court justice pick Neil Gorsuch would be confirmed.
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It’s not surprising that those poll results were directly correlated to the country’s outlook on President Trump’s job performance. Rasmussen reported on Feb. 9 that 53 percent of Americans approved of Trump’s performance in office.
It appears that in just a few short weeks in office, Trump has gained the people’s trust and that they believe he has taken great strides to help this country.
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