Trump’s approval rating is at 51 percent, according to the latest Zogby Poll. The analysis reports:
“President Trump’s job approval rating is the highest we have on record. A slim majority strongly and somewhat approve of his job performance as president. His numbers are being driven by decent job growth, an inflated stock market, solid GDP figures, and low unemployment, but there are potential foreign policy threats like Iran, North Korea and a trade war with China, which could derail his current popularity with voters.”
Trump could be hard to beat should the nation’s economic health continue to improve, Zogby Analytics pollster Jonathan Zogby said:
“With a solid economy, a potentially long and drawn out primary season for Democratic presidential candidates, plus solid gains with independents, millennials, urban voters, college educated voters, and minorities, Trump could be very hard to defeat in 2020.”
Because of the economic boom and job growth opportunities, several groups that had previously been against Trump have expressed support because of their confidence in the economy and Trump’s handling of it– specifically millennials and independents.
Trump has followed through on his promise of and creation of jobs.
Among likely voters polled, 46 percent said that they trusted Trump over Democrats to “grow” the economy. Zogby reports:
“According to recent job statistics, most job growth in the U.S. has occurred in large to medium size cities, which could also explain the good job performance rating Trump received from large and medium city voters. Trump has recently seen a spike in support among large and medium city voters-almost half of each group approves of his job as president and think the U.S. economy will be positive the next four years.”
Gallup’s recent survey of a broad category of “adults” also showed Trump at a record high 46 percent approval.
Both Gallup and Zogby represent a higher approval rating for Trump than Obama at the same time during his first term. “At the moment President Trump’s approval rating is higher than Obama’s at the same point in his presidency,” the poll analysis states. “Zogby Analytics had President Obama at 48% approve/52% disapprove on 05/09/2011,” according to the analysis.
“Trump’s good approval rating is being driven by a surge in popularity among college educated voters, voters living in the Western region, Independents, Millennials, suburban men, urban men, and middle aged voters,” the analysis stated. “Trump’s approval rating has improved with minorities — 27% of African Americans and 45% of Hispanics approve of the president-both very good numbers historically for Trump.”