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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.
originally posted by: projectvxn
a reply to: ManFromEurope
Yeah, polls change weekly. It's more useful to look at long term trends.
President Trumps approval ratings have been steadily increasing. It should be nor surprise since the opposition is screaming about gun confiscation and making the country destitute while justifying it with doomsday scenarios.
originally posted by: gortex
a reply to: Grambler
Obama is yesterdays man what they don't mention is Trump is significantly trailing his main rival Biden in every poll.
originally posted by: ManFromEurope
Same site, 10 days earlier: Trump approval rating drops below 40 percent - three new polls
Hold your horses, trumpistas.
Much like 2016, the Dems are going to beat themselves in 2020.
originally posted by: Sillyolme
So what was Obama dealing with when his numbers dipped like this.
The dawn of the Arab Spring with uprisings in Egypt. Hosni Mubarak was looking to run for president again and was being urged not to by US government.
Bradley Manning was being held in solitary confinement and there was a big bruha ha about that.
Gabby Gifford was shot.
Republicans ruled the house.
The economy was in the toilet and had yet to make its turn upward as it eventually would.
And so his approval rating dipped for a moment.
How long did we have to wait for this phenomenon of trump being more popular than Obama to occur?
How long did that last?