new Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Policy “Battleground Poll” has found that Americans are loving President Trump’s handling of the economy.
The Daily Caller points out that 58 percent of respondents approve of the president’s handing of the economy while 57 percent approve of his work to create jobs.
Yesterday, the Rasmussen Daily Presidential Tracking Poll had the president’s approval rating at 53 percent.
The Georgetown poll also found that despite Americans’ approval of the economy, 59 percent fear an economic downturn.
Respondents appear to be “highly engaged,” with 82 percent saying they are “extremely likely” to vote in the 2020 presidential race.
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Democratic pollster Celinda Lake–who conducts the Battleground Poll with Republican pollster Ed Goeas said that Democrats must focus on the economy or the party will “find itself in serious jeopardy for the 2020 election.”
Goeas says the economy is a way for President Trump “to win over voters who might be put off by his sometimes abrasive personal style.”
resident Trump’s approval rating increased following Tuesday evening’s State of the Union address.
According to the Rasmussen daily presidential tracking poll, 50 percent of voters approve of President Trump’s job performance, while 49 percent disapprove.
Rasmussen writes, “The latest figures include 38% who Strongly Approve of the job Trump is doing and 41% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -3.”
The State of the Union Address had 46.8 million viewers, which increased from President Trump’s 2018 SOTU ratings. The ratings also beat President Obama’s second SOTU address by 9 percent.
Instant polls conducted by CBS and CNN directly after the State of the Union address found that the President’s speech was a major hit with viewers.
CBS News found that a whopping 76 percent of respondents “approved” of what they heard in the president’s speech, and 72 percent approved of the president’s immigration comments.
CNN found that overall, 76 percent of respondents were either “very positive” or “somewhat positive” about the President’s address.