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September 20, 2019

Polling Average: Trump's Approval Rating Higher Than Obama's at This Point In Presidency

From Newsweek, which still exists. Sort of.

President Donald Trump's job approval rating this week averaged across major polls surpassed that of his predecessor President Barack Obama at the same time eight years ago, giving some actual good news to Trump who is known to cite only conservative-leaning polls to bolster his image.

Trump's approval rating on Wednesday was 44.3 percent, according to a Real Clear Politics average of more than a half-dozen major polls. That is higher than Obama's average approval rating of 43.9 percent on September 18, 2011, by the same measure.

Gallup showed Trump rising four full approval points. But he's not doing great with Independents, aka Wealthy Suburban Wine Moms.

President Trump's job approval rating rose 4 percentage points in a Gallup poll released Thursday that also found the partisan divide between Republicans and Democrats at a record high.

The president's approval rating now stands at 43 percent, compared to 39 percent in August, according to the polling giant.


Gallup also noted that the 86-point gap between Republicans and Democrats in the new poll tied a record. An overwhelming 91 percent of Republicans now approve of Trump's performance, compared to just 5 percent of Democrats. More than one-third of independents -- 38 percent 00 approve of the job he is doing.

Below, CNN talks to voters in a Minnesota town who say they didn't leave the Democrat Party, the Democrat Party left them.




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