Despite what many in the media are reporting, President Donald Trump is not an unpopular President.
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday, February 7, shows that 49% of likely U.S. voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty percent disapprove.
The latest figures include 47% who Strongly Approve of the job Trump is doing and 42% who Strongly Disapprove.
Trump’s approval rating of 49% is exactly the same as President Obama’s approval rating at the same point in his presidency.
Approval ratings for both presidents varied between the low 40s to slightly over 50% over the second year of their term. These numbers are not uncommon, as presidential approval ratings on average are below 50% most of the time.
Rasmussen Reports is the only nationally recognized public opinion firm that still tracks presidential job approval ratings on a daily basis.
Daily tracking results are collected via telephone and online surveys of 500 likely voters per night. The margin of sampling error is less than +/- 1 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.