President Trump’s daily approval rating popped to 50% this week following a series of strong economic reports and a raucous rally in Tampa, Florida; spiking to its highest level in months.
The new survey conducted by Rasmussen Reports shows the Commander-in-Chief’s poll numbers on the rise after the US GDP rose a stunning 4.1% in the second quarter of 2018.
“The latest figures include 35% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 41% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -6,” writes the report.
Trump’s healthy approval rating throws more cold-water on the media’s over-hyped “blue wave” predicted for this fall, with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi vowing to repeal the widely popular GOP tax cuts should the Democrats retake control of Congress.
Read the full survey here.
TRUMP BUMP: January Job ESTIMATES SMASH Expectations, US Economy Roars
The American economy continued to roar in January, with private payroll growing by a whopping 234,000 jobs; smashing earlier estimates and showing further signs the ‘Trump Bump’ is adding rocket-fuel to an already robust economy.
According to CNBC, the United States job market added over 230,000 full-time employees, beating previous expectations that placed job growth at 185,000. The revised data signals a strong start to 2018 with unemployment claims at record lows and wages rising for the first time in decades.
“Job creation was concentrated largely in service-related industries, which contributed 212,000 to the total,” writes CNBC.
“Within that sector some of the better-paying industries showed solid gains: Trade, transportation and utilities led with 51,000, education and health services added 47,000 and professional and businesses services contributed 46,000. Leisure and hospitality services also grew by 46,000,” the site adds.
“The job market juggernaut marches on,” said a chief economist at Moody’s. “Given the strong January job gain, 2018 is on track to be the eighth consecutive year in which the economy creates over 2 million jobs. If it falls short, it is likely because businesses can’t find workers to fill all the open job positions.”
TRUMP BUMP: President’s Approval Rating Reaches 11 MONTH HIGH
President Trump’s approval rating reached an 11-month high this week; smashing expectations after a string of positive reports on the US economy, the Iran nuclear deal, and North Korean diplomacy.
According to a newly released survey from left-leaning Gallup, likely voters gave the President a 42% approval rating, up from 38% just a week before.
“The data also indicated that the gap between those who said they approved of Trump and those who said they disapproved had narrowed over the past year,” writes the Hill.
The President’s stronger-than-expected polling comes after weeks of successes both at home and abroad; including meetings with the leaders of France and Germany, a diplomatic breakthrough in North Korea, and strong economic forecasts.