After President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday, he got a boost when Rasmussen Reports showed that the President’s approval rating had jumped to 50 percent.
Now that the American people have had a week to think about his speech, he’s going even higher.
“The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 52% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance,” Rasmussen reported Monday. “Forty-seven percent (47%) disapprove.”
“Trump’s highest level of approval since shortly after his inauguration,” Rasmussen noted. “The latest figures include 39% who Strongly Approve of the job Trump is doing and 39% who Strongly Disapprove.”
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How high will Trump’s numbers get?
While it is not unusual for presidents to see a jump in their approval rating after delivering a major address, Trump’s rising popularity is notable when one considers the consistent negative coverage he receives from the mainstream media.
While President Obama might have received negative press from conservative outlets after a State of the Union address, the mainstream media’s coverage was somewhere between mildly critical and positive. With Trump, you will be hard-pressed to find much positive coverage. To watch CNN, MSNBC, or read the New York Times or The Washington Post, it becomes clear that these left-leaning journalists already had their minds made up about the President before he uttered a single word Tuesday night.
And yet, the American people are obviously having a more positive reaction according to these numbers. That he’s getting numbers similar to his highest to date, after his inauguration, is telling.
Heading into 2020, as Democrats seem certain they can unseat this president, will the mainstream media and their liberal allies sabotage themselves by remaining blind to Trump’s popularity? Will the overall American public continue to see things they like about this president that the left will never be able to see?
Keep your eyes on the polls and on how much the left ignores them. President Trump obviously knows something about the American people that the liberal media will never understand, and it shows.
And, more importantly, as the government-funding deadline approaches, this much-needed boost in Trump’s approval should help him in negotiating for his desired border wall.