One of Trump’s Favorite Polls Shows His Approval Fell to Just 43%
One of President Donald Trump’s favorite polling companies reports that his approval rating has fallen dramatically in one week. Rasmussen, which is frequently cited by Trump for its favorable ratings, said on Thursday that his approval is now at 43%.
This is a significant fall of 7 points from a high of 53% in September, according to Rasmussen’s own numbers. Rasmussen generally shows out sized approval for the President and skews conservative generally, which has led to criticism from other pollsters.
Trump's favorite poll shows nosedive in approval – Rasmussen
— Frida Ghitis (@FridaGhitis) October 24, 2019
Rasmussen’s presidential daily tracking poll also reports that 45% of Americans now strongly disapprove of Trump, with only 32% strongly approving.
The Rasmussen Poll, which Trump frequently likes to cite as favorable to him, has his approval falling 7 points in the past week from 50% to 43%. https://t.co/2eX09rilTo
— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy_Siskind) October 24, 2019
Trump frequently cites Rasmussen polls as evidence of his high approval rating. The vast majority of reliable pollsters do not accord with Rasmussen’s findings. The President has even tweeted graphics about these polls.
THANK YOU, WORKING HARD! pic.twitter.com/sNUppjB4Xm
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 16, 2019
This sudden change in poll numbers from a usually reliable outlet could indicate that conservatives and Republicans should be worried about changing public opinion on Trump.