The real political story? President Trump's ratings & how they compare

What’s the real political story? President Trump's ratings and how they compare to Pelosi & Schumer  

Bottom Line:This is a weekly story to get a reality/temperature check regarding what's really going on with public opinion of the President and our view of the direction of the country. First here's the high point, low point and current ratings for President Trump...  

  • Trump's lowest ratings: 37% approval (8/4/17)            
  • Trump highest approval ratings 45% approval (1/27/17)                   
  • Trump's current ratings: 45% approval

President Trump’s approval rating is up an impressive 3 points this week, 5 over the past two weeks, to tie the highest average approval rating he’s had. Think about that one for a minute with everything his administration has had to put up with – starting before he even took office. 

As has also been the case throughout his term thus far, the more informed and engaged someone is politically – the more likely they are to approve of President Trump.      

  • Adult only samples averaged:42%                    
  • Registered voters: 45%                                              
  • Likely voters:50%         

If he maintained this rating into the next cycle, he’d be the prohibitive favorite to win re-election.

What you never hear reported are the ratings of the Democratic leaders opposing him. Let’s just say they’d need a huge push of support to simply catch President Trump’s approval ratings. Here’s the latest...  

  • Pelosi: 37% 
  • Schumer: 31%

What does that tell you about what’s really going on in this country? Pelosi is 8 points behind Trump and Schumer is 14. Two sides to stories and one side to facts. It’s just not what you get in the news media.

Also,Looking at the direction of the country this week...                              

Where we stood on Inauguration Day:      

  • Right Direction:30%                                                                                                            


  • Right Direction: 36%                                             

We bounced back by four points this week. And we’re 6% collectively more optimistic than we were during the Obama administration.

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