According to a new analysis from NY Times, Trump’s approval rating is significantly higher than it was back in 2016. Huge news for him.
Gallup and YouGov polls done through Trump’s term show his favorability rating rose above 40% for the first time after he entered office, and he maintained a rating in the 40’s for most of his term.
“Millions of Americans who did not like the president in 2016 now say they do,” the Times’ Nate Cohn writes. “Over all, his personal favorability rating has increased by about 10 percentage points among registered voters since Election Day 2016, to 44% from 34%, according to Upshot estimates.“
The report also notes that more than a quarter of voters who lean towards Republican and had negative view towards Trump back in 2016, actually start to see him favorably by 2018.
“It’s true that the president’s job approval rating has been unusually stable when compared with other presidents,” Cohn concludes. “But the possibility that he has lifted his ratings, however fleetingly, to match the highest levels of his presidency is a reminder that the ceiling on his support is higher than some may think.“
“There are any number of forces that might knock him back, like a weakening economy, or hold him back, including his conduct on social media. But there’s no reason he’s limited to the support or turnout he had in 2016.“
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