Skip to comments.Anyone Notice That Trump Is Now Tied With 'Popular' Obama On Job Approval?
Posted on 06/20/2018 4:03:23 AM PDT by IBD editorial writer
Popularity: President Trump can't get a break from negative press coverage, but somehow his approval rating continues to edge upward. In fact, it's now tied with where the "extremely popular" President Obama was at this point in his first term.
The latest Gallup poll puts Trump's job approval at 45%. That's the highest it's been since he took office, and it's up from 37% at the start of the year. Although you'd barely know it from the press Trump gets, his approval number has been on a slow but relatively steady rise all year.
Not only that, but Trump's approval in this poll is now equal to Obama's at the same point in Obama's presidency. Gallup had Obama at 45% approval by late June 2010.
The difference is that while Trump's approval has been climbing, Obama's was dropping steadily over the course of his first term.
When Obama took office, he had an approval rating of 67%. By August of that year, it had fallen to 50%. A year later it was down to 43% in Gallup's poll.
By this point in Obama's presidency, his average approval was 47.9% and falling, according to Real Clear Politics. By October of 2010, it dropped down to 44%. Trump's average is currently 43.7%, and on the uptrend.
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What is curious here is that President Obama had virtually every single news media device fronting his positive situation....while in this case, Trump has battled virtually every single news media operation.
Every news report on Obama was a worship service with the news person bleary-eyed in adoration reciting devotion to His Wonderfulness.
Every news report on Trump is equivalent of Orwell’s 3 Minutes Hate.
That Trump has the same approval rating is remarkable.
how was ZERO ever popular with job approval? Doesn’t make sense on that popular was FAKE.
Obama numbers were phony.
Obama was popular with the people living in liberal echo chambers who largely control the media etc.; Trump is unpopular with the same people.
There are two Americas, but one of them does most of the talking, and the other one does most of the work.
Trump’s rising approval ratings, the summit with Kim, a good economy, the crumbling Mueller Russian Delusion, and the IG report, drove the dems to unleash their latest anti-Trump campaign. My prediction is that they sprung it way too early to help them in November. This latest line of attack reeks of desperation on their part.
They’re oversampling Democrats, so he’s really ahead of Obola.
President Trump and members of Congress falling in with him have been doing much to get our populace on its feet and producing again. Not much is happening economically, yet, but everyone sees that unhindered, economic activity will increase.
Mr. Trump’s political opponents in both parties are making a huge mistake in strategy for several days now. Anti-Trump sponsors of the mainstream media are even more quickly exposing themselves to the world for what they really are.
Agreed but they had o distract from the IG's report.
Considering that the vast majority of these "polls" are very left leaning, the true figure is probably 20 points ahead!
0bama’s approval rating was in the high 50’s at the end of his term, so it really doesn’t matter what it was in 2010. By the end of 2016 0bama had convinced most Americans his brand of Socialism, lawlessness and amnesty and open borders was good. He would have easily won a third term if he could have run.
Only real job approval rating Obama ever got was from media hype & the dumb sheeple buying into it. He never had any real approval from people who knew & understood what was really going on. It was all falsehood & fakery with him. The man needs to be brought to justice for what damage he did to our country.
They tried with "Access Hollywood", they tried "Trump is a meanie", they tried with "Trump is a monster", they tried with "Trump is a nazi" but it wasn't working well enough. Now they found an old Obama policy they can call "children in cages" and they think soccer moms will get all weepy about it. They may. If so they may finally peel off the ones who like Trump. That's why this is 24/7 coverage with a 100% celebrity propaganda blitz.
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