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Trump Has a Higher Approval Rating Than Obama and Bush at the Same Point in Their Presidencies

President Donald Trump enjoyed his highest Gallup approval rating on May 13. Trump’s 49% approval rating is better than four of the last six presidents at the same time during their presidencies.

Trump’s 49% presidential job approval rating in his 1,209th day in office is higher than Barack Obama’s 47% on his 1,209th day in the White House, and better than George W. Bush’s 46% on his 1,205th day in office. At the same point in their terms, Bill Clinton had a 55% approval rating, George H.W. Bush was at 40%, Ronald Reagan at 52%, and Jimmy Carter at 38%. Obama, George W. Bush, Clinton, and Reagan each won re-election.

Rasmussen found the identical results for the last two presidents at the same point in their presidencies, with Trump edging out Obama in approval ratings 49% to 47%. Rasmussen marked Trump’s high-water mark for job performance approval during his presidency at 53% on Sept. 23, 2019, and April 9, 2019.

Trump’s 49% approval rating from Gallup matches his all-time high, which he also received on April 28 and March 22 of this year. In April, Trump enjoyed a 47% approval rate from independents, the highest of his presidency.

Gallup found that 50% of Americans approve of President Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

Congress is also experiencing higher poll numbers during the coronavirus pandemic. The Gallup job approval for Congress went up for a second consecutive month and was at 31%, the highest it has been since September 2009. A major reason for the rise was Congress passing the $2.2 trillion COVID-19 relief bill.

Approval of Congress differs based on political parties: 39% of Democrats, 32% of independents, and 24% of Republicans. Congress’ approval rating had averaged 17% for the last 10 years, and as low as a 9% approval rating in 2013.

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4 Comments

  1. Dean Perry

    May 17, 2020 at 8:15 pm

    FAKE NEWS!
    Trump has not come close to being as popular as Obama ( or Melania with Michelle ).

    • paulette barrow

      May 17, 2020 at 10:31 pm

      @DEAN,HOWS IT FEEL TO SERVE THE DEVIL AND HIS COHORTS

    • paulette barrow

      May 17, 2020 at 10:36 pm

      @ DEAN, THE SADDEST THING IS ONE DAY YOUR GOING TO SEE HOW WRONG YOU WERE AND IT WILL BE TO LATE,I HOPE NOT BUT IM GUESSING YOUR TO HARD HEADED TO SEE THE TRUTH,I PRAY GOD REMOVE THE SPIRITUAL BLINDNESS,DEAFNESS, DUMBNESS THAT YOU HAVE AND G OPEN UP YOUR SPIRITUAL UNDERSTANDING SO THAT YOU CAN SEE THE TRUTH,IN JESUS NAME

  2. paulette barrow

    May 17, 2020 at 10:30 pm

    PRAISE THE LORD AND IT WILL STAY THAT WAY TO

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