we're reaching a critical mass of polls that show Trump at or near an all-time approval high. His numbers might dip again after a tough week, and he's still in low to mid-40s, which obviously isn't stellar https://t.co/alM8OcKfze— Alex Roarty (@Alex_Roarty) July 22, 2019
Monday, July 22, 2019
I trust Five Thirty Eight for this kind of information, if only because their results don't rest on any one single poll. When Trump, for example, trumpets a Rasmussen poll that shows him with 50% approval (the only poll to do so), Nate Silver shows me that poll in context, and gives a running history of the trend lines for Trump.
For the record, his high point was 45.5% approval on January 23, 2017. His low was 36.5% on December 15 of that same year. "Approval" is a misnomer, though, because his disapproval number has consistently been higher than his approval number since Feb. 3, 2017. His approval number is currently 9 points below his disapproval number, and that's including a recent Rasmussen poll that shows approval/disapproval evenly divided at 49% each.
Which is why no one poll indicates anything about how the President is favored or disfavored.
Posted by Rmj at 1:59 PM