President Donald Trump’s approval is on the rise again, according to the latest Rasmussen poll. 51% of likely U.S. voters approve, while 49% disapprove. On partisan lines, 81% of Republicans approve of Trump, while 75% of Democrats disapprove.
Among voters not affiliated with either major party, 47% approve of Trump, while 51% disapprove.
This comes after a poll from Reuters found that Trump’s approval among black men, in particular, has doubled in the past week, and a whole host of new polls are showing Trump’s approval on the rise. For instance, a poll from Suffolk University’s Political Research Center found that, if the New Hampshire primary were held today, Trump would crush John Kasich 68-23, while he’d trounce Jeff Flake 72-15. That’s especially significant because the same poll just two months ago showed Trump lagging below 50%.
Humorously, this comes just as CNN is stepping up their “bombshell” stories against Trump. Following the revelation from Rudy Giuliani that President Donald Trump paid back his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, the $130,000 in hush money that was used to pay off Stormy Daniels. CNN then used that story as an opportunity to have the lawyer representing Ms. Daniels, Michael Avenatti, to come on the air and predict that as a result of this “bombshell” (his words), Trump won’t be able to serve out his first term in office.
Certainly a bold prediction, especially in light of the fact that some evidence suggests that the “Stormy Daniels” story has actually boosted Trump’s approval among men.
All of these polls are great news for Republicans going into the midterms, and some on the left are finally waking up to that fact. The center-left publication Vox noted that while “For the past few months, Democrats have been riding high on a generic ballot advantage that shows them about 7 or 8 percentage points ahead of the Republicans in the 2018 midterms.” That lead had been cut in half to only four points by mid-April.
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