Gallup: Trump Approval Hits Record High as Senate Trial Begins
The Senate trial begins today, and President Donald Trump’s average approval rating by quarter hit its highest level on record in the Gallup poll. Encompassing the last three months of the year, this poll captures Trump’s average approval throughout the peak of impeachment hysteria, the House vote on the impeachment articles, and Nancy Pelosi withholding the articles.
As the Washington Examiner’s Paul Bedard reported: According to the latest Gallup survey, the historic partisan divide isn’t hurting Trump’s overall approval rating, which is now at its average highest, 42%, and is sitting at his highest quarterly Gallup rating, 43.3%. Trump’s third-year average is not far behind Obama’s 44.5% or Reagan’s 44.9% averages at the same point in their presidencies.
Measured by daily approval instead of quarterly, Rasmussen Report’s polling had Trump’s approval hit a high of 51% last week, above Obama’s at this point in his presidency.
This all time high in Trump’s quarterly approval rating is a reflection of the trend where major impeachment events coincide with an immediate boost in Trump’s approval. Support for impeaching Trump fell precipitously from the day the inquiry was announced – finally turning net negative the day of the House vote. Trump’s approval rating was also boosted to a higher level than Obama at the same point of his presidency on the day of the impeachment vote.
Trump’s odds of winning the presidency according to the bookies has never been higher either.
Does anyone want to take a wild guess what will happen to Trump’s approval the day the Senate fails to convict and remove President Trump to office?