The President’s approval rating rose to 51% among likely American voters Monday; edging upwards despite weeks of negative media coverage surrounding the Russia investigation and Trump’s personal lawyer.
According to Rasmussen, over half of those surveyed approved of the Commander-in-Chief’s job performance with 35% strongly approving and 48% disapproving; a higher job performance rating than former President Obama at the same point in his term.
Just hit 50% in the Rasmussen Poll, much higher than President Obama at same point. With all of the phony stories and Fake News, it’s hard to believe! Thank you America, we are doing Great Things.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 15, 2018
The new data shows a majority of Americans supporting the President after months of positive economic growth and last weekend’s strong response to Syria’s use of deadly chemical weapons on its own civilians.
The numbers also raise serious questions for Democrats heading into the 2018 midterms, with Republicans erasing large liberal gains in recent weeks as both parties struggle for control of Congress.