Barack Obama speaks during his final press conference as U.S. President at the White House in Washington D.C., the United States, on January 18, 2017.
A recent poll from conservative-leaning Rasmussen Reports shows President Trump's approval rating has climbed to 50 percent, putting him ahead of where Barack Obama was at the same point in his presidency. "Just hit 50%, which is higher than Cheatin' Obama at the same time in his Administration", the president tweeted.
Forty-nine percent expressed disapproval, with 39 percent indicating they felt strongly about that response.
The poll also showed 49 per cent disagreed with the statement that Trump 'is doing a good job in office, ' as he continues to tackle the Russian Federation probe and Stormy Daniels pay-off claims. Approval is up 7 points overall since February, including 6-point increases among Republicans (from 80% to 86% now) and independents (from 35% to 41% now).
The Rasmussen survey showed that 50 per cent of people questioned thought the President is doing a good job - with just 46 per cent approving of Obama on exactly the same date in 2010. To reach those who have abandoned traditional landline telephones, Rasmussen Reports uses an online survey tool to interview randomly selected participants from a demographically diverse panel. Results are also compiled on a full-week basis and crosstabs for full-week results are available for Platinum Members.
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