New Reuters Poll Shows Rise in Trump’s Approval Rating

By Epoch Newsroom
Epoch Newsroom
Epoch Newsroom
February 9, 2017 Updated: February 9, 2017

A new poll from Reuters shows that more people approve of President Donald Trump than disapprove.

The latest update in the daily tracking poll, released on Feb. 6, shows that 50.1 percent approve of Trump and 47.3 percent disapprove. The Feb. 6 polling data shows that Trump’s approval rating is rising. On Jan. 31, his approval rating stood at 48.2 percent and his disapproval rating was 46.6 percent.

Another 2.7 percent have “mixed feelings.”

The Reuters poll is largely consistent with a daily tracking poll from Rasmussen Reports, which shows that 53 percent approve of Trump’s job performance and 47 percent disapprove.

“The latest figures include 38% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 39% who Strongly Disapprove,” the latest Rasmussen report on Thursday said.

Meanwhile, in another Rasmussen poll, only 29 percent of likely voters think that protesting will change Trump’s policies. Another 66 percent of voters “think Trump is unlikely to change his policies because of the protests, including 25% who feel he is not at all likely to do so,” it said.

“Most voters blame disagreements between Trump and congressional Democrats on politics alone but don’t think the ongoing protests against the new president are going to make any difference,” Rasmussen also found.

The Reuters poll has a margin of error of 2.5 percentage points.