An average of recent polling shows President Trump now enjoys his highest approval rating since taking office in January 2017.
“Along with his 46 percent approval, 51.1 percent of Americans disapprove of the job he is doing, according to a Real Clear Politics average,” reports the New York Post. “Trump has never surpassed 46 percent average approval, but did hit the number in February 2017.”
NBC/WSJ Poll: Trump job approval jumps two net points to 47-50, his higher job approval in a NBC/WSJ poll for his entire presidency.
Trump has also hit 50% job approval among independents, which will be extremely important in November.
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) February 18, 2020
“In the most recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, 47 percent approved of the president’s job performance while 50 percent disapproved,” adds the newspaper. “In the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, the numbers were farther apart: 46 percent approved while 52 percent disapproved.”
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Source: New York Post
TRUMP BUMP: Gallup Poll Shows GOP Approval Rating HIGHEST in 7 YEARS
Despite months of non-stop attacks and outright opposition from the mainstream media, President Trump continues to improve the overall rating of the Republican Party; with new data showing GOP favorability at its highest point in seven years.
According to Gallup, favorability ratings for the Republican Party reached 45% in recent weeks compared to the Democrats 44%; posting levels not seen since January 2011.
The figures represent a 9-point increase from September.
“The parity in Republicans’ and Democrats’ favorable ratings marks a change from what has generally been the case since Barack Obama’s election as president in November 2008. Republicans have usually been rated less positively than Democrats over this time, with the Republican Party’s favorability rating for the last decade averaging 39%, compared with the Democratic Party’s 44%,” writes the report.
“The overall increase in the favorable image of the Republican Party is a result of a jump in the positive views of Republicans, including independents who lean toward the party,” adds the survey.
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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.”