The poll, taken after the House vote on impeachment and before the Senate trial, found the president’s approval ratings were “among the highest of his presidency.”
Now, the day before the Senate is set to acquit President Trump, his approval has hit its all time high in the Gallup poll.
As Paul Bedard reports: Gallup headlined Tuesday “Trump Job Approval at Personal Best 49%.” What’s more, half of registered voters told the survey that they want Trump reelected.
The findings are notable because the survey firm usually pegs Trump’s rating below other surveys. It is also significant because it validates multiple polls showing Trump’s approval ratings growing in the wake of impeachment.
Gallup delivered three points sure to bolster the White House:
- Approval among Republicans hits 94%.
- Half of registered voters say Trump deserves to be reelected.
- Sixty-three percent approving of his handling of the economy, which Gallup said, “is the highest economic approval rating not only for Trump, but for any president since George W. Bush enjoyed stratospheric job approval ratings in the first few months after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.”
Gallup adds: “If Trump’s higher approval rating is being driven by Americans giving him credit for improvements in the economy, his support may increase over the course of the year, as it did for Ronald Reagan in 1984, Clinton in 1996 and Barack Obama in 2012. All of those recent presidents held office during periods of sustained economic improvement and were re-elected with job approval ratings of better than 50%.”
And despite the media rhetoric that Republicans have delegitimized the impeachment process for refusing to bow to Democrats or agree with their fact-free narrative, the GOP’s favorability has increased from 43% in September to 51% today. The last time it exceeded 50% was in 2005.