DAILYKENN.com -- Seems Trump's "dog whistles" are working. His approval rating is inching higher, though still lagging behind other post-war presidents.
Trump's 45 percent approval rating is slightly lower than the average approval rating of Barack Obama: 47.9 percent.
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows that 45% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-three percent (53%) disapprove.
The latest figures include 29% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 44% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -15.
The United Nations General Assembly late last week voted overwhelmingly to condemn U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Prior to the vote, UN ambassador Nikki Haley warned that those countries who opposed the move could face a significant decrease in financial support from the United States. Haley has now announced major cuts in U.S. funding to the UN for the 2018-2019 year, and U.S. voters are cautiously optimistic about the job she is doing after her fist year on the job.
Here at home, President Trump said the Amtrak crash in Washington state last week supports his argument for a massive overhaul of U.S. infrastructure, a plan he intends to submit soon. But while Americans don’t think too highly of infrastructure where they live, they don’t want to pay anything to upgrade it.
However, even after that tragic Amtrak derailment outside Tacoma, most Americans believe mass transit is safe, even if they don’t use it often.
While it’s been a roller coaster year for America when it comes to voters’ outlook on the future of this country, more voters now think America’s best days are in the future rather than in the past.
Thirty-eight percent (38%) now think the country is heading in the right direction.
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