WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
- President Donald Trump’s year two approval rating is higher than former President Barack Obama’s year two in his presidency, the Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll.
- The results of the daily poll released Tuesday says 50 percent of likely voters in the U.S. approved of Trump’s performance as president.
- On this date, 43 percent of potential voters approved of how Obama was performing during year two of his first term, also according to Rasmussen.
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll surveys 500 likely voters via telephone. Compared to other national polls, Rasmussen leans towards giving Trump higher approval ratings and has often been more approving to Republicans.
A separate CNN poll, handled by the survey and market research company SSRS earlier this week, revealed that approval rating for Trump was at just 35 percent, his lowest level so far.
On February 27, while the president speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Rasmussen announced Trump’s performance approval rating was higher than Obama’s at that point in his presidency.
Across polls, however, the president has performed better in previous weeks.
Early last month, Trump tweeted Rasmussen’s approval rating at 49 percent, saying “Other Trump polls are way up also. So why does the media refuse to write this? Oh well, someday!”
When the same poll gave the president a 50 percent approval rating in June 2017, he tweeted the survey result noting, “That’s higher than O’s #s!” referring to Obama.
These are the figures from Rasmussen’s Tuesday poll: 50 percent approve of President Trump’s job performance; 48 percent of respondents disapproved of the president’s job performance, and that’s including 35 percent strongly approved, and 39 percent strongly disapproved.