The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows that 49% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty percent (50%) disapprove.
The latest figures include 33% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 39% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -6. (see trends).
If the presidential election were held today, Trump would carry Republicans and unaffiliated voters, but Democrats would reject him in droves. Joe Biden remains the early favorite in a crowded Democratic field to challenge the president’s reelection.
Love him or hate him, voters on both sides of the political aisle agree Trump is charting the course for the country, and no one else is even close.
The president has imposed extensive new economic sanctions on North Korea to discourage that country’s development of nuclear weapons. But voters are closely divided over the president’s action, with politics as usual coloring the responses.
Trump is also initiating tariffs on steel and aluminum imports to protect U.S. manufacturers. Voters by a two-to-one margin favor tariffs on goods from countries that pay very low wages to their workers.
The Department of Justice’s inspector general is reportedly set to release a report charging former FBI Deputy Direct Andrew McCabe with leaking to the media and misleading investigators who were probing his actions.