The news cycle might seem to change by the hour, but for President Donald Trump, Friday looks like a slam dunk win.
On the same day the Labor Department released a sterling jobs report that shows overall unemployment at the lowest its been in 17 years, and black and Hispanic unemployment at record lows, a new poll shows more than half of Americans approve of the president’s job performance.
And growing numbers are seeing a better chance for a Trump second term come 2020.
According to the Daily Presidential Tracking Poll from Rasmussen on Friday, Trump had the approval of 51 percent of Americans surveyed.
That’s not only the highest percentage Trump has gotten since the first month of his stormy presidency, it’s higher than President Barack Obama’s was — 48 percent — at the same point in his first term.
Meanwhile, another Rasmussen poll found that 41 percent of those surveyed think Trump will win re-election. Granted, 41 percent is not what he’s going to need to stay in the White House, but it’s a considerable jump from the 34 percent who felt that way in December.
And since the effects of the Trump tax cuts passed and signed in the last month of 2017 are only starting to show, the chances are very good that more Americans are going to be backing the president as the benefits take hold.
Trump supporters on social media were celebrating the news — and suggesting it might be even better than the poll indicates:
Looks as if people are beginning to see how hard President Trump is working to improve the lives of average Americans. They are also awakening to the corruption that is trying to stop him from doing so.
— SAY (@MontanainMS) May 4, 2018
As someone mentioned yesterday, add at least 10 points to that to reflect the actual number.
— David Spatz (@davidjspatz) May 4, 2018
Which in reality means more like 61%!
— TxPatriotMarine (@TxInfidelMarine) May 4, 2018
Sixty-one percent might seem like pie-in-the-sky thinking, but if the 2016 election proved anything, it’s that polls consistently underestimated Trump’s support. At the very least, Trump performed on the high end of the margin of error in the presidential polls that showed Hillary Clinton would win the presidency in a landslide (even the snarky anti-Trump Washington Post reported that).
On Friday, Rasmussen reported a margin of error for the re-election expectation poll at 3 percent, which means that, realistically, Trump could win by 54 percent of the electorate at this point. And that’s not too shabby for a guy who’s been universally villainized by the news and entertainment media since before he was even sworn into office.
All in all, the numbers so far in 2018 are not heading in Democrats’ favor. As Rasmussen reported:
“The most noticeable change over the past four months is among voters not affiliated with either major political party. Just 28% said Trump would be re-elected in December, but now 38% feel that way. Twenty-one percent (21%) of unaffiliateds believe he will be impeached, but that compares to 31% in the earlier survey.
“Even among voters who see impeachment as the better strategy for this year’s Democratic congressional candidates, just 37% think Trump is likely to be impeached before serving his first full term in office.”
The fevered far left doesn’t want to hear that, of course. But the fevered far left doesn’t want to hear about the performance of the economy under Trump either.
Reality has a way of intruding on political obsessions, though.
And the reality is that on Friday, May 4, 2018, Donald Trump is slamming Democrats down.
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