Trump weekly approval rating reaches 11-month high: 42%; disapproval rating is 53%

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    Trump weekly approval rating reaches 11-month high

    President Trump's weekly approval rating has hit an 11-month high, according to data compiled by Gallup on Monday.

    Forty-two percent of Americans said they approved of the job Trump was doing at the end of the week of April 29.

    Trump's approval rating was 38 percent the week before.

    The rating is the highest weekly rating for the president since May 7, 2017, when his approval rating also hit 42 percent.

    The poll came on the heels of an eventful week for the president.

    Trump met with French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel and discussed the future of the U.S. in the Iran nuclear deal.

    He hinted last week he could end up pulling the U.S. from the multinational deal.

    Another breakthrough was made in the continuing talks between the U.S., North, and South Korea, with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

    However, the White House grappled with allegations surrounding Trump's VA pick Ronny Jackson, who later withdrew his nomination.

    Gallup's weekly presidential approval rating polls are conducted among 1,500 adults across the U.S., with a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.

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    Trump Job Approval (for the week ending May 6, 2018)

    Approval rating: 42%

    Disapproval rating: 52%

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    Trump Job Approval (for the week ending May 13, 2018)

    Approval rating: 43%

    Disapproval rating: 52%

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    Here’s Why Trump’s Approval Rating Has Gone Up

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    “You like me (slightly more than you did in December)! You really like me (slightly more than you did in December)!”

    In recent weeks, the American public has learned that Donald Trump’s personal lawyer is under federal investigation; that said lawyer accepted million-dollar-plus payments from major corporations looking to buy access to the White House, and funneled such legal bribes through the same slush fund that he used to deliver a hush payment to a porn star who claims to be the president’s ex-lover; that Trump’s EPA administrator has misspent hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars (and that the president believes he’s doing a great job, anyway); that the president repeatedly lied to the public about that porn-star hush payment; and that Trump had pulled the United States out of a functional nuclear agreement with Iran, over the objections of America’s core allies — and a large plurality of the American public.

    And the president’s approval rating went up.

    In fact, since the start of this year, the percentage of Americans looking on their nation’s leader favorably has risen steadily. This week, that figure hit sights unseen since James Comey’s last days at the FBI.

    This has caused liberals no small amount of consternation. But in a new analysis of voters’ attitudes toward Trump — derived from more than a million interviews with voters in all 50 states — SurveyMonkey offers the most satisfying explanation of the president’s improving fortunes to date, while also putting Trump’s rebound in edifying perspective. Here’s a quick rundown of the pollster’s findings:

    How Trump has really been performing: Trump’s approval numbers are more remarkable for their stability than their modest gains in recent months. The president enjoyed a honeymoon period in which his favorability rating sat in the mid-40s (SurveyMonkey’s poll is a couple points more favorable to Trump than the average one, but its trend line is consistent with those of virtually every pollster). But that brief period ended after Trump fired Comey — and Republicans passed a heinously unpopular health-care bill out of the House.

    Over the ensuing months, as Trump tried and failed to shepherd health-care legislation through Congress, his standing diminished among Republican and independent voters, losing about five percentage points of support from each of those groups. There’s been almost no variation in Democratic attitudes toward Trump — a little over 90 percent of Democrats did not approve of the president on day one, or on any day after.

    By December, Trump’s approval rating bottomed out at 40 percent. Then, shortly after he signed his tax cuts into law, his support from Republicans and independents began to steadily rebound. As of this month, the president has regained about three percentage points of support from both those groups since his nadir, in late 2017.

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    Why Trump’s approval has gone up, even as his scandals have piled up: The vast majority of the American public long ago concluded that Donald Trump is a liar who does not “share their values” or “care about people like them.” But at the start of his presidency, 79 percent of conservative Republicans believed that he could “get things done” — by December 2017, that had fallen to just 60 percent. Once the tax cuts passed, however, conservatives’ confidence in Trump’s “git ’er done” abilities spiked back up into the mid-70s.

    Which is to say: While the actual substance of Trump’s tax law is deeply unpopular, even among Republican voters (who oppose deficit-financed tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations), this mattered less to strong GOP partisans than the frustration of seeing their team repeatedly lose high-profile legislative battles. And the sense that Trump was not merely a lecherous liar — but an ineffective one — weakened his position among some Republicans and independents. Once the president proved he could, in fact, “get things done,” however, his image with such voters recovered:

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    The other wind in Trump’s sails has been the expanding economy. Between early summer 2017 and this month, the public’s approval of the president’s economic management increased by five percentage points, from 44 to 49 percent.

    The only people in the U.S. who believe that Trump is honest and pure of heart are too deeply beholden to his cult of personality to change their minds in the wake of any scandal. And for a majority of the public, such scandals only fortify their preexisting disapproval of the president. But there is a small subset of the electorate that sees Trump as a scoundrel, but doesn’t mind, so long as the economy is growing, and Congress appears to be doing things.

    Why Trump’s support is softer than meets the eye: Far more Americans strongly disapprove of the president than strongly approve of him. Only 55 percent of Republican voters — and a mere 10 percent of independents — are willing to give their president a ringing endorsement. By contrast, 78 percent of Democrats despise their commander-in-chief.

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    One reason for Trump’s relatively soft Republican support: Younger GOP voters — especially, younger female GOP voters — aren’t too crazy about the guy. While the president enjoys the “strong approval” of 64 percent of Republican men over 45, he gets such affection from just 37 percent of GOP women below that age.

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    What all this adds up to: Trump came into office a historically unpopular president, and became even more widely disliked by the end of his first year in office. Since then, he has regained some support, but remains less popular than he was on Inauguration Day (when he was very, very unpopular). Much of the support he does have is soft, with a good portion coming from voters who believe he is dishonest and does not share their values. Should economic conditions worsen, it would not be surprising for his approval rating to drop significantly.

    But if current trends persist, Trump is unlikely to see his approval rating fall back to where it was in December. His weakness at that point derived from his dearth of legislative accomplishments. The tax cut abolished that liability. And because the House map is skewed so profoundly in the GOP’s favor, it’s quite possible that Trump’s present level of public support could prove robust enough to allow Republicans to retain the House, which would merely require them to keep the margin of their popular-vote loss under about seven percentage points.

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    Trump Job Approval (for the week ending May 20, 2018)

    Approval rating: 42%

    Disapproval rating: 54%

    Days remaining before midterm elections: 168

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    Trump Job Approval (for the week ending May 27, 2018)

    Approval rating: 40%

    Disapproval rating: 55%

    Days remaining before midterm elections: 162

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    Trump Job Approval (for the week ending June 3, 2018)

    Approval rating: 41%

    Disapproval rating: 55%

    Days remaining before midterm elections: 155

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    Trump Job Approval (for the week ending June 10, 2018)

    Approval rating: 42%

    Disapproval rating: 54%

    Days remaining before midterm elections: 147

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    Approval rating: 45%

    Disapproval rating: 50%

    Days remaining before midterm elections: 141

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    Approval rating: 41%

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    Approval rating: 42%

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    Approval rating: 41%

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    Approval rating: 43%

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    Approval rating: 42%

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    Approval rating: 40%

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    Approval rating: 41%

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    Approval rating: 39%

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    Approval rating: 42%

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    Trump's Sixth Quarter His Best; Remains Weak Historically

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    • Averaged 41.9% job approval during his quarter
    • Exceeds his first-quarter average of 41.3% as his best
    • Ties with Carter as lowest sixth-quarter average for an elected president
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- An average of 41.9% of U.S. adults approved of the job President Donald Trump was doing as president throughout his sixth quarter in office, spanning April 20 through July 19. The average was up from 39.1% in his fifth quarter, and it slightly exceeds his first quarter 41.3% average as his personal best.

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    Trump's job approval was 40% or higher each week during his sixth quarter. The sixth quarter included a personal high of 45% during the week of his historic June 12 summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, matching his first weekly job approval rating after taking office in January 2017.

    The momentum from the summit was not sustained, however, as public approval of Trump slid back to 41% the week after it took place.

    Last week, Trump had a high-profile meeting with another foreign leader, Russian President Vladimir Putin. The visit may be best remembered for Trump's publicly doubting U.S. intelligence accounts of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Members of both parties criticized Trump for doing so, although his approval rating appeared unaffected, registering 42% the week of July 16-22.

    Republicans' approval of Trump averaged a healthy 88% during his sixth quarter, compared with 36% among independents and 9% among Democrats. All party groups' approval was slightly higher in the sixth quarter than in the fifth quarter, including a three-percentage-point increase among independents, two points among Republicans and one point among Democrats.

    Trump, Carter Had Lowest Public Support in Sixth Quarters

    Compared with the nine other post-World War II presidents elected to their first term in office, Trump had lower support than all but one. In April through June 1978, an average of 41.8% of Americans approved of the job Jimmy Carter was doing as president.

    Several other recent presidents were also, like Trump, below majority level approval at this point in their presidencies, including Ronald Reagan (44.2%), Bill Clinton (46.1%) and Barack Obama (47.3%). Those three presidents, similar to Carter but unlike Trump, were serving during challenging economic times.

    George W. Bush had the highest sixth-quarter average -- 74.9% -- because of the continued rally in support for public leaders after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

    Trump is the second elected president, along with Richard Nixon, to see improvement in his approval ratings during his sixth quarter in office. The 2.8-point increase in Trump's approval rating was roughly twice that of Nixon's (56.6% to 58.0%). Trump's job approval has not followed the normal trajectory for presidential approval, and that is one reason for the rare increase in approval at this stage of his presidency. Whereas most prior presidents started with high approval ratings at the beginning of their terms and saw those decline through the second year in office, Trump's started with low approval ratings, but they have been better more recently, likely because of consistent positive economic news.

    From a broader historical perspective, Trump's sixth quarter average ranks in the 20th percentile, or bottom fifth, of the nearly 300 presidential quarters in Gallup's polling history.

    Implications

    Trump enjoyed greater public support during his sixth quarter in office than he has to date, helped by a strong economy and some historic, if not universally praised, meetings with leaders of rival nations. But his ratings are still weak in an absolute sense and, in general, below those of his predecessors at similar points in their presidencies.

    One major reason Trump's approval ratings have been comparatively worse than previous chief executives is that Trump had no "honeymoon" period of high first-year ratings. Presidential honeymoons are largely fueled by above-average ratings from independents and supporters of the opposition party, but Trump's approval ratings have generally been in the 30% range among independents and in single digits among Democrats since his presidency began.

    By the sixth quarter in a president's term, after the honeymoon period is over, most presidents experienced a sharp drop in approval. It has not been uncommon for sixth-quarter presidents to be below majority-level approval, although those presidents tended to be dealing with a struggling economy.

    Trump managed to buck the historical trend by showing an increase in popularity during his sixth quarter. Still, that was only enough to have Trump essentially tie for the lowest sixth-quarter job approval rating for an elected president.

    Presidents have usually seen continued declines in job approval during their seventh quarters in office, and Carter, Reagan and Clinton had similar averages to where Trump is now. Going forward then, even if Trump's approval ratings remain weak, they may not be as historically unprecedented as his earlier ratings were.

    Survey Methods

    Results for this Gallup poll are based on telephone interviews conducted April 23-July 22, 2018, on the Gallup U.S. Poll, with a random sample of 19,414 adults, aged 18 and older, living in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. For results based on the total sample of national adults, the margin of sampling error is ±1 percentage points at the 95% confidence level. All reported margins of sampling error include computed design effects for weighting.

    Each sample of national adults includes a minimum quota of 70% cellphone respondents and 30% landline respondents, with additional minimum quotas by time zone within region. Landline and cellular telephone numbers are selected using random-digit-dial methods.

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    NBC/WSJ poll: Trump approval 'remarkably stable' after a stormy week of bad news
    But 56 percent of voters say Trump has not been honest and truthful about the Mueller probe.

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    President Donald Trump at a political rally in Charleston, West Virginia, on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018.

    WASHINGTON — After a week that saw President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman convicted on eight counts of fraud and his former lawyer plead guilty to felony campaign finance charges, the president's job approval rating remains virtually unchanged, new polling from NBC News and the Wall Street Journal shows.

    But the stability in Trump's approval rating also comes as more than half of voters say he has not been honest and truthful regarding the ongoing special counsel investigation by Robert Mueller. And fewer than three-in-ten voters are convinced that Trump himself is not implicated in the wrongdoing of the six of his associates who have now either been convicted of crimes or have pled guilty.

    Between August 18th and August 22nd — the day after the news involving former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and former Trump attorney Michael Cohen — the president's approval rating stood at 46 percent approve, 51 percent disapprove.

    In a separate NBC/WSJ survey, conducted August 22nd through August 25th, Trump's approval rating was 44 percent approve and 52 percent disapprove. That's within the poll's margin of error.

    Republican pollster Bill McInturff of Public Opinion Strategies, who conducted this survey with Democratic pollster Peter Hart and his team at Hart Research Associates, called Trump's approval rating "remarkably stable" despite the Manafort and Cohen developments, both of which became public on the same afternoon last Tuesday.

    Hart adds that, for Democrats hoping to craft a midterm election strategy, the week's news thus far "represents a fools gold opportunity rather than a silver bullet solution."

    NBC News and the Wall Street Journal originally planned to survey respondents from Saturday, August 18 thru Wednesday, August 22. But after the August 21 conviction of Manafort on tax and fraud charges — and the news that Cohen is cooperating with federal prosecutors after his guilty plea— the news organizations took the unusual step of commissioning an additional poll of 600 respondents from Wednesday, August 22 to Saturday, August 25. That second poll included questions about Manafort and Cohen as well as a look at the president’s approval rating after the new developments.

    56 percent of voters say Trump has not been honest and truthful about the Mueller probe

    Despite the durability of Trump's approval even after one of the most dire weeks of his presidency, most voters are not convinced that Trump himself is completely insulated from the legal woes of his associates.

    Asked if they believe that the six Trump associates who have pled guilty or been found guilty of crimes signals only that those individuals committed crimes or that Trump himself may have participated in wrongdoing, 27 percent cite just the individuals (not Trump), 40 percent say Trump may be involved with potential wrongdoing and 30 percent don't know.

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    A majority of voters also say that Trump has not been honest and truthful when it comes to the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Twenty-one percent strongly agree that he has been honest and truthful, 17 percent agree somewhat, 10 percent disagree somewhat and a plurality — 46 percent — disagree strongly.

    Inside those numbers, however, there's some evidence that Republican defense of Trump's truthfulness is relatively soft. Among Democrats, 81 percent strongly disagree that Trump has been honest. Among Republicans, just 46 percent strongly agree that he has been honest.

    And just about half (53 percent) of Republicans say that the guilty pleas by Trump's associates are limited only to those individuals and not the president, while a third — 35 percent — don't know enough to say.

    Among Democrats, 71 percent say that Trump may be implicated in wrongdoing.

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    The Manafort and the Cohen developments are also solidly on voters' radar screens. Asked if they have heard about Paul Manafort being found guilty of multiple tax and bank fraud charges, 46 percent say they have heard a lot, 38 percent say they have heard some and 14 percent say they have not heard about it. Asked if they have heard about Michael Cohen pleading guilty to federal felony campaign finance charges, 46 percent say they have heard a lot, 34 percent say they have heard some, and 20 percent say they have not heard about it.

    (That percentage makes Cohen and Manafort a big story, but not a huge one. For comparison, it's about the same percentage overall (around 80% of Americans) who had heard about Chris Christie's Bridgegate scandal when it was receiving prominent news coverage, but a smaller share than had heard about the Access Hollywood tape (95 percent.)

    Democrats hold 8-point advantage in congressional preference

    The earlier NBC/WSJ poll — conducted August 18 through August 22 — showed Democrats with an 8-point lead in congressional preference, with 50 percent of voters preferring a Democratic-controlled Congress and with 42 percent wanting Republicans in charge.

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    Last month, Democrats were ahead by 6 points on this question, 49 percent to 43 percent.

    Voters were split on what concerns them more — Republicans not providing a check and balance on Trump if they control Congress (46 percent who say this), or Democrats going too far in obstructing the president if they’re in charge (45 percent).

    They also were divided on what bothers them more — a Democratic candidate who supports House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s policies (47 percent), or a Republican candidate who supports President Trump’s policies (45 percent).

    And asked their opinions of Democrats winning control of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate, 41 percent of voters said that would be a good thing, while 38 percent say it would be a bad thing.

    Still, Democrats continue to enjoy an edge in enthusiasm: 63 percent of Democratic voters express a high level of interest in the upcoming elections — registering either a “9” or “10” on a 10-point scale — compared with 52 percent of GOP voters who do the same.

    What’s more, 56 percent of Democratic voters believe November’s elections are more important to them than past congressional elections, versus just 38 percent of Republicans who think that.

    “Democrats are going to win [House] seats in 2018,” says Democratic pollster Fred Yang of Hart Research Associates. “The question is: How many will that be?”

    “The reason why the Democrats still have the upper hand is the enthusiasm issue,” Yang adds.

    GOP with a 14-point lead on the economy

    The NBC/WSJ survey conducted mostly before the Cohen-Manafort news also finds Republicans with a 14-point advantage in which party better deals with the economy — their biggest lead on this question in the poll’s history.

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    Forty-three percent of voters say the GOP better handles the economy, while 29 percent pick the Democrats.

    Republicans also hold the edge on trade (R+8), taxes (R+5), guns (R+5) and changing how Washington works (R+4).

    Democrats, meanwhile, have the advantages on the environment (D+38), health care (D+18), ethics in government (D+14), looking out for the middle class (D+12) and immigration (D+4).

    Voters support Kavanaugh by a 33 percent-29 percent margin

    Finally, the earlier NBC/WSJ poll shows 33 percent of voters supporting Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, versus 29 who oppose his nomination; 37 percent say they don’t know enough to have an opinion.

    In July, it was 32 percent support, 26 percent oppose.

    The earlier NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll surveyed 900 registered voters between August 18-22, 2018. The margin of error is +/- 3.27%

    The second NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll surveyed 600 registered voters between August 22-25, 2018. The margin of error is +/- 4.00%.


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