Trump's Approval Rating Nears Highest Level, Destroys Obama at Same Point in Presidency


The entire country is united against President Donald Trump — at least, that’s what voices on the left would like you to think.

Despite frequent protests and tantrums from the president’s opponents, however, the facts are telling a very different story. Trump’s approval ratings are near their highest level, even as the confirmation process of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has turned bitter.

On Friday, the latest Rasmussen Reports Presidential Tracking Poll was unveiled, and it showed that a majority — 51 percent — of likely voters approve of the job Trump is doing.

While that isn’t exactly an earth-shattering figure, it’s higher than former President Barack Obama’s approval rating at the same point in his presidency.

“The latest figures include 38% who Strongly Approve of the president is performing and 39% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -1,” Rasmussen reported.

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“By comparison, Barack Obama earned a presidential approval index rating of -11 on October 5, 2010, in the second year of his presidency,” the polling group said.

The 51 percent approval rating for Trump is the highest it has been since March 2017.

That could be part of a trend that Democrats didn’t see coming: Their widely publicized attempts to derail Kavanaugh’s confirmation seem to be boosting Republicans.

If true, that’s bad news for the Democratic Party as the November midterm election approaches.

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“(O)ver a month away from critical elections across the country, the wide Democratic enthusiasm advantage that has defined the 2018 campaign up to this point has disappeared,” NPR said this week.

“In July, there was a 10-point gap between the number of Democrats and Republicans saying the November elections were ‘very important,’” the report said, summarizing a poll that it helped conduct. “Now, that is down to 2 points, a statistical tie.”

In addition to the frustrations stemming from the Kavanaugh issue, the generally strong economy is likely playing a big role in Trump’s poll numbers.

Just a month ago, the number of American workers filing for unemployment hit an almost 50-year low.

The seasonally adjusted total of 203,000 unemployment claims was the lowest level since December 1969, when Richard Nixon was president, according to the Labor Department.

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All of this adds up to one conclusion: Democrats are facing serious struggles in their attempts to start winning again.

From the Supreme Court to Congress and the presidency, the left is currently spinning its wheels … and while nothing is set in stone, that looks like it could continue for the foreseeable future.

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Benjamin Arie is an independent journalist and writer. He has personally covered everything ranging from local crime to the U.S. president as a reporter in Michigan before focusing on national politics. Ben frequently travels to Latin America and has spent years living in Mexico.