New Poll: 53 Percent Approve of Trump’s Job Performance

February 15, 2017 Updated: February 15, 2017

A daily presidential tracking poll found that 53 percent of likely U.S. voters approve of President Donald Trump and 47 percent disapprove.

Rasmussen Reports, in its daily poll, found that 37 percent “strongly approve” and 38 percent “strongly disapprove.”

The results are based via telephone surveys of 500 likely voters each night, and there is a sampling error of 2.5 percentage points.

Meanwhile, another poll found that 45 percent of likely voters think the country is heading in the right direction, and 50 percent think its heading in the opposite direction. The previous iteration of the poll showed that 46 percent think the country is heading in the right direction.

“That’s down a point from the previous week and down two points from the week before that which was the highest level of optimism in over 12 years of regular surveying. By comparison, the weekly finding was in the mid- to upper-20s for much of 2016,” Rasmussen noted in the poll, which surveyed 2,500 people and has a margin of error of 2 percentage points.

A Fox News poll found that 48 percent approve and 47 percent disapprove of the president. About 87 percent of Republicans approve, and about half of independents, or 52 percent, approve. Only 10 percent of Democrats approve of Trump. That poll is based on interviews with 1,013 voters with a margin of error of 3 percentage points.