Despite what the mainstream media would have you believe, a new poll shows the nation is optimistic about 2019 and President Trump is gaining in popularity.

Paul Bedard reports in the Washington Examiner:

For the first time since February 2017, Trump’s “disapproval rating” has dropped to below 50 percent, a significant achievement considering the recent GOP elections and wildly swinging stock market. The Emerson College Poll, provided to Secrets, found that Trump’s disapproval rating is at 47 percent, “below 50 percent for the first time this year.” His approval rating is 43 percent.

The analysis of the survey stated, “These are his strongest job numbers for the president in an Emerson Poll since February 2017, when Trump had a 48 percent approval/47 percent disapproval.”

Emerson found that 47 percent of respondents expect 2019 to be better than 2018 while around 30 percent said it will be worse.

A recent Fox News poll has the president sitting at a 46 percent approval rating.

Rasmussen’s daily tracking poll released Tuesday shows Trump holding a 49 percent approval rating–that’s three points higher than President Obama’s approval rating during the same time in his presidency.

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