President Trump’s approval rating soared to 49% on Friday, February 2nd according to a survey done by Rasmussen. This is the highest his approval rating has been since mid-June of last year. This climb in approval ratings come just after his first State of the Union address which was generally well-received. A CBS poll of likely voters taken during the SOTU showed a 75% favorable rating.
The Rasmussen poll also showed that 49% of likely voters disapprove of Trump’s job performance. Rasmussen is the only poll that declared a tie in Trump’s approval vs disapproval columns. All other polls showed higher numbers in the disapproval columns.
Trump responded to the Rasmussen poll with a celebratory tweet on Saturday while taking a jab at the media for ignoring his rise in approval.,
“Rasmussen just announced that my approval rating jumped to 49%, a far better number than I had in winning the Election, and higher than certain ‘sacred cows.’ Other Trump polls are way up also,” the president wrote. “So why does the media refuse to write this? Oh well, someday!”
In addition to posting a typical Trump tweet, he retweeted a tweet by Eric Trump that shows an approval rating of 55% for the president’s legislative agenda. This is a major success for Team Trump because that rating increased 13% from the same Fox News poll in December.