New Polls Show Shift in Trump’s Approval Rating

March 6, 2017 Updated: March 7, 2017

A new daily tracking poll released Monday found that 52 percent of likely U.S. voters approve of President Donald Trump’s job performance.

Rasmussen Reports showed that 37 percent strongly approve and 38 percent strongly disapprove. In general, 48 percent disapprove, according to the poll.

The poll was carried out of 500 likely voters at night and has a 2.5 percent margin of error with a 95 percent level of confidence.

Rasmussen uses automated telephone polling techniques, which allows for respondents to give relatively anonymous answers as compared with other polls. The daily tracking poll is often cited by Trump and his administration’s staff, including press secretary Sean Spicer.

According to a new Gallup poll, meanwhile, some 43 percent of respondents approve of Trump’s performance so far as president, up five points from Feb. 16, when 38 percent approved. Some 50 percent disapprove, down from a 56 percent disapproval on Feb. 16.

After Trump’s speech to Congress last week, most Americans who were surveyed strongly approved of what he said. Of those who watched it, according to a YouGov/CBS News poll, 76 percent approved and 24 percent didn’t approve. Similar figures were noted in a CNN poll of Trump’s speech.

An AOL poll also found that 78 percent of those who watched the speech felt positively about it.