Trump approval numbers defy Democrat attempts to suppress them
President Donald Trump's job approval numbers continue to climb, according to the RealClearPolitics average of polls.Rasmussen uses a likely voters standard as opposed to just a registered voter standard the lower rating polls use. The polls also don't reflect who the Democrat nominee will be and when that person is named the voters will finally have a real choice. On the issues, the Democrats really suck on most of them.
After an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll published Monday put Trump's approval rating at 46 percent among registered voters, his RCP average rose to 44.4 percent, his highest mark since October 2018 following the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
Trump's highest RCP average of his presidency was 46 percent, just after his inauguration. Two months later, it dropped below 44 percent and stayed there, only briefly returning above that level in May, June and October of 2018.
Trump's rising poll numbers come despite the record 35-day government shutdown, which most voters blamed on Trump, and opposition to his use of an emergency declaration to secure funding to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Last month, Trump touted a 52 percent approval rating from a Feb. 19 poll by Rasmussen Reports.
"93% Approval Rating in the Republican Party. 52% Approval Rating overall! Not bad considering I get the most unfair (BAD) press in the history of presidential politics! And don’t forget the Witch Hunt!" Trump tweeted.