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Published On: Mon, Jul 23rd, 2018

President Trump’s approval numbers rises to all-time high as the country divides

President Trump will certainly tout his highest approval rating of all time, according to a Sunday poll from The Wall Street Journal and NBC News.

2011 CPAC photo Gage Skidmore

The WSJ/NBC poll found Trump’s job approval rating at 45%, one percentage point higher than his June high; while 52% of those polled disapproved. Trump excelled when it came to the economy, hitting 50% approval and 34% disapproval with the American people.

Trump is anchored by 88% Republican support (combined “strongly” and “somewhat” job approval). As noted by NewsMax, “Only George W. Bush had a higher approval rating in the Republican Party at the same point in his presidency.”

“During what is a terrible week in terms of media coverage and focus on the president, these numbers don’t budge,” Republican pollster Bill McInturff told the WSJ of the Republican numbers.

“The more Trump gets criticized by the media, the more his base seems to rally behind him,” added Democratic pollster Fred Yang.

“President Donald Trump’s approval rating edged higher during a week in which he faced withering criticism following a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, signaling that he is positioned to weather the latest controversy sparked by his unusual brand of politics,” the WSJ stated.

Forty-six percent of Independents and 80% of Democrats “strongly disapprove” of the President’s job; only 5% of Republicans polled the same.

Newsmax listed some other key findings:

  • 53 percent say that recently imposed tariffs would hurt the average American
  • 45 percent disapprove of the way Trump is handling trade between the U.S. and foreign countries
  • 56 percent say immigration helps the U.S. more than it hurts
  • 46 percent say special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the election should continue

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- Writer and Co-Founder of The Global Dispatch, Brandon has been covering news, offering commentary for years, beginning professionally in 2003 on Crazed Fanboy before expanding into other blogs and sites. Appearing on several radio shows, Brandon has hosted Dispatch Radio, written his first novel (The Rise of the Templar) and completed the three years Global University program in Ministerial Studies to be a pastor. To Contact Brandon email [email protected] ATTN: BRANDON

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