Political analysts say it reveals a remarkable connection of the “outsider” president to the 75 million voters who supported him. The President broke all election records for a sitting president, from the most votes ever being received by an incumbent to voter enthusiasm.
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll on Jan. 12 shows that 49% of likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-one percent (50%) disapprove.
The latest figures include 36% who Strongly Approve of the job Trump is doing and 40% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -4. (see trends)
After the Gallup polling operation suspended tracking of the approval rating, Rasmussen Reports remains the only nationally recognized public opinion firm that still tracks President Trump’s job approval ratings on a daily basis.
Daily tracking results are collected via telephone surveys of 500 likely voters per night and reported on a three-day rolling average basis. To reach those who have abandoned traditional landline telephones, Rasmussen Reports uses an online survey tool to interview randomly selected participants from a demographically diverse panel. The margin of sampling error for the full sample of 1,500 Likely Voters is +/- 2.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.
Video: Trump’s address at the southern border this week:
Political pundits reported this week that the political class should not count Trump out, even if an impeachment succeeds just 24 hours before he is set to leave office. Trump’s approval is more than twice as high as that of Congress and almost three times as high as national media outlets including cable news and newspapers.
Charles Hurt, Washington Times Opinion Page Editor, says that nowhere in Trump’s speech on the day of the protests did he incite riots. “Show me the line in the video,” Hurt stated.
A majority of Americans, he said, have watched the video and find the president innocent of the charges of treason and sedition. Now it’s up to Congress, he stated.
–Metro Voice and news releases