Rasmussen Reports Poll: Majority of Voters Approve of Trump’s Job Performance

But new Gallup poll shows a contrast
February 13, 2017 11:43 am Last Updated: February 13, 2017 12:09 pm

A new daily tracking poll has found that a majority still think President Donald Trump is doing a good job.

Rasmussen Reports shows that 52 percent of voters approve of the job Trump is doing. Another 48 percent of voters disapprove.

Last Friday, Rasmussen found that 53 percent approve and 47 disapprove.

Some 37 percent “strongly approve” and another 40 percent “strongly disapprove,” Rasmussen said.

President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence arrive at the clubhouse at Trump International Golf Club for a day of meetings in Bedminster Township, New Jersey on Nov. 20, 2016. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence arrive at the clubhouse at Trump International Golf Club for a day of meetings in Bedminster Township, New Jersey on Nov. 20, 2016. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

A new Gallup daily tracking poll, posted Monday, offers a stark contrast, finding that 40 percent of Americans approve of Trump’s job as president, while 55 percent indicated they disapprove.

Reuters, in the last update of its rolling poll, showed that 50 percent of voters approve, 47.2 percent disapprove, and 2.8 percent have “mixed feelings” about Trump’s performance so far.

But a week ago, Trump derided polls that portray him in a negative light.

“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 on Feb. 6. The Gallup poll on Monday was carried in a number of legacy media outlets, including CNN.

Rasmussen, which surveyed 1,500 voters, has a margin of error of 2.5 percentage points and a 95 percent level of confidence. Gallup, which also surveyed 1,500 voters, has a margin of error of 3 percentage points.