Recent Poll Shows President’s Approval Rating at 50%


Source: AP

A recent poll from Rasmussen Reports shows President Trump’s approval rating has climbed to 50%.

The President took to Twitter to applaud the poll – and take a swipe at former President Barack Obama, tweeting, “Thank you to Rasmussen for the honest polling. Just hit 50%, which is higher than Cheatin’ Obama at the same time in his administration.”

According to Business Insider, based on the conservative-leaning Rasmussen poll, Obama was at a 46% approval rating at the same point in his presidency and this poll marks the first time Trump’s approval rating has risen above former President Obama’s.

The daily poll was conducted by telephone last week and involved approximately 500 participants. According to CNN, a different poll they held at around the same time did not produce the same approval rating as Rasmussen’s but did show a significant rise.