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July 09, 2019

Trump Reaches Career-High Approval in Washington Post/ABC Poll

But no one should get overconfident: Democrats have yet to press their advantage of their popular stances on open borders, helping illegals sneak across the border, taxpayer paid health care for illegal aliens, throwing American citizens off of their private health care into Medicaid, calling the American flag racist, re-imposing forced busing, and free abortions for men.

Bolstered by a strong economy, Donald Trump reached the highest job approval rating of his career in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll and runs competitively for re-election against four of five possible Democratic contenders. Yet he remains broadly unpopular across personal and professional measures, marking his vulnerabilities in the 2020 election.

Forty-four percent of Americans approve of Trump’s overall job performance, up a slight 5 percentage points from April and 2 points better than his peak early in his presidency. Still, 53% disapprove, keeping him at majority disapproval continuously for his first two and a half years in office, a record for any president in modern polling.

Fifty-one percent approve of Trump's handling of the economy, more than half for the first time in his presidency. His approval ratings across eight other issues all are substantially lower, ranging from 42% on handling taxes to 29% on global warming.

Personally, moreover, a broad 65% say that since taking office Trump "has acted in a way that's unpresidential," not far from the 70% who said so in mid-2017 and early 2018 alike. Just 28% in this poll, produced for ABC by Langer Research Associates, say his behavior is "fitting and proper" for a president.

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Sixty-one percent of Democrats favor impeachment action, but just 37% of independents -- and 7% of Republicans -- agree.

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Among registered voters, moreover, Biden still leads, by 10 points, but the other races all tighten to virtual or actual dead heats – Trump a non-significant -2 points against Harris, -1 against Sanders and exactly tied with Warren and Buttigieg.

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Another question tests Trump against "a Democratic candidate who you regard as a socialist" --relevant given the Republicans' stated aim of applying that label to their eventual opponent. Among the general public the race is tied among Trump vs. a perceived socialist; among registered voters it goes +6 to Trump, 49% to 43%, not a significant difference.

Majority support for the citizenship question on the census, too:




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