Two Polls on President Trump’s Approval Rating, Two Vastly Different Results


Two different polling outlets released approval ratings for President Donald Trump showing significantly different results.

According to Friday’s updated Rasmussen Reports Daily Presidential Tracking Poll, 55 percent of likely U.S. voters approve of Trump’s job performance.

Despite what some have described as a tumultuous week for the administration, the latest poll result represents a 3 percent increase in Trump’s overall approval number since the same time last week.


Since taking office, Trump’s approval rating in the daily Rasmussen poll has never dipped below 51 percent and has been as high as 59 percent.

His current disapproval rating of 45 percent is 3 percent lower than it was at the same time last week.


In addition, 38 percent said they “strongly approve” of how Trump is performing as president.

Rasmussen collected its results via telephone surveys conducted with 500 likely voters.

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On the flip side, the Pew Research Center released the results Thursday of its own national survey regarding Trump’s performance.

In its data, only 39 percent of Americans said they approve of Trump’s job performance, while 56 percent disapprove.


The president garnered 45 percent approval from men, but only 33 percent from women. Age also is a big factor, with 48 percent of those ages 65 or older saying they approve of Trump’s performance, compared to just 24 percent of those ages 18-29.

The Pew survey also found that Americans are polarized when it comes to Trump. For example, 75 percent either strongly approve or strongly disapprove of the president.

Approximately 46 percent “strongly disapprove” of his job performance thus far, according to Pew.

Pew also looked at more specific aspects of Trump’s first month in office. For instance, survey conductors asked participants about their view of his executive order limiting entry to the U.S. by refugees and seven Muslim-majority countries.

About 59 percent said they disapproved of the executive order, while 38 percent approved.

When asked about the president’s temperament, 68 percent of Americans said that “even-tempered” does not describe him.

Pew Research Center surveyed 1,503 adults between Feb. 7-12 for its poll.

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