President Trump’s approval rating continues to rise following Robert Mueller’s “no collusion” report and a series of strong economic indicators; hitting 51% in recent weeks as the Democratic primary battle takes center stage.
“The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows that 51% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Forty-seven percent (47%) disapprove,” reports Rasmussen.
“The latest figures include 38% who Strongly Approve of the job Trump is doing and 40% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -2,” adds the survey.
The positive polls come as more than a dozen Democrats compete to take-on President Trump in the 2020 race for the White House.
Read the full survey here.
USA UNLEASHED: America Now ‘Pumping More Oil’ than Saudi Arabia, Russia
The United States energy industry continued to expand under President Trump in recent weeks; smashing records and now “pumping more oil” than Russia and Saudi Arabia.
According to CNBC, the United States now generates more than 11.6 million barrels of oil per day; prompting members of OPEC to consider serious reductions in production to ease pricing pressures.
“U.S. oil production jumped to a record 11.6 million barrels a day last week, and rising U.S. output is a factor that could prompt OPEC members and allies to react when they meet over the weekend,” writes CNBC.
The increase in output has caused oil prices to “crater” in recent weeks.
“US crude oil production was recorded at a new record high, and the largest in the world by far, moving ahead of Russia and closer to the level Saudi Arabia might be able to reach in another six months,” added one energy insider.
Read the full report at CNBC.
USA UNLEASHED: American Jobless Claims PLUMMET to Lowest Levels Since ‘73
Americans are filing unemployment benefits at the lowest levels since 1973, signaling a major upswing in the US economy as employers scramble to find workers as the nation nears full employment.
According to Bloomberg, the shocking drop in benefit claims is accompanied by an unemployment rate of just 4.1%, the lowest level seen since 2000.
“The drop in claims shows that companies are increasingly holding on to their employees amid a shortage of skilled labor,” write Bloomberg. “Businesses are struggling to find workers to fill positions, particularly in manufacturing and construction, as cited in some anecdotes for the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book released Wednesday.”
The strong economic data comes as Apple and other American-based corporations announce major plans to reinvest in the US following the GOP-led tax cuts.
President Trump hailed Tim Cook’s decision to repatriate over $350 billion into the USA over the next five years on social media Wednesday, saying it was “great to see Apple follow through as a result of tax cuts. Huge win for American workers and the USA!”
I promised that my policies would allow companies like Apple to bring massive amounts of money back to the United States. Great to see Apple follow through as a result of TAX CUTS. Huge win for American workers and the USA! https://t.co/OwXVUyLOb1
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 17, 2018