A new poll shows that President Donald Trump’s approval rating hasn’t changed significantly since Friday.
Rasmussen Reports found on Monday, Feb. 6, that Trump’s approval rating stands at 53 percent while 47 percent disapprove.
Some 39 percent “strongly approve” and 38 percent “strongly disapprove,” the poll found.
“Voters are more supportive of Trump’s first nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court than they were initially for either of President Obama’s choices,” Rasmussen said in another report, with 86 percent seeing Judge Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation by the U.S. Senate as likely.
Rasmussen has a margin of error of 2.5 percentage points and a 95 percent level of confidence.
As with predictions of the outcome of the election before Nov. 8, Trump’s approval rating polls might not be entirely accurate, as Politico noted.
“Traditional phone polls that use live interviewers—including some of the most trusted polls in politics and media—report limited support for Trump and the controversial executive orders he’s signed. But automated phone and Internet-based surveys tell a different story. Once the element of anonymity is added, the president’s approval ratings suddenly look a lot better,” Politico reported on Friday.
Last Friday, a CBS News poll found that Trump had a 40 percent approval rating, but White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer shot back, saying: “I think there’s also a Rasmussen poll that showed he had a 51-percent approval rating,” Politico noted.
Meanwhile, on Monday, Trump tweeted that people shouldn’t trust the polls.
Any negative polls are fake news, just like the CNN, ABC, NBC polls in the election. Sorry, people want border security and extreme vetting.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 6, 2017
“Any negative polls are fake news, just like the CNN, ABC, NBC polls in the election. Sorry, people want border security and extreme vetting,” he tweeted in the early morning.