Tracking Trump - The President's approval for February 16th

posted by Brian Mudd -

Tracking Trump - The President's approval for February 16th   

Bottom Line: This is one of two weekly tracking stories to get a reality/temperature check with regard to what's really going on with public opinion of the President. In this series we'll track the high point, low point and current ratings...      

  • Trump's lowest ratings: 37% approval and 59% disapprove: -22% (8/4/17)     

  • Trump highest approval ratings were an average 45% approval and 43% disapproval +2% (1/27/17):     

  • Trump's current ratings: 43% approval and 53% disapproval: -10%    

The President has now posted improvement in four of the past five weeks. What's more is that his overall approval rating is the best it's been since April 18th of last year. That's not where this story stops however...The narrative I've advanced for months about the difference in informed and engaged people compared to the least informed and engaged continues to be a huge story-line. 

As I've been tracking for several months now...The more likely someone is to vote, the higher the President's overall approval rating.     

  • With adult only samples his rating over the past week averaged: 40%     

  • Registered voters: 44%     

  • Likely voters: 48%     

That's an incredible gap and story. An 8-point spread between likely voters vs. adults. A 4-point gap with between registered vs. likely voters. This is especially relevant as we're entering the mid-term election cycle with huge issues like DACA/Immigration reform, infrastructure, etc. In full swing right now. 

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