The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 50% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty percent (50%) disapprove.
This is the first time the president’s overall approval rating has been back in the 50s in nearly a month. Just after his inauguration, Trump’s job approval peaked at 59% and remained in the 50s every day until early March. It’s gone as low as 42% since then.
Here are former President Obama’s approval ratings by comparison.
The latest figures for Trump include 30% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 39% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -9. (see trends).
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Tensions with North Korea continue to rise, with Vice President Mike Pence now on the scene. Thirty-seven percent (37%) of voters said earlier this month that the United States should use military force to prevent North Korea’s further development of nuclear weapons.
Once again, the overwhelming majority of Americans have filed their income taxes just in the nick of time.
An increasing number are worried that the Internal Revenue Service will audit their taxes, though.
Only 45% have even a somewhat favorable opinion of the IRS, and voters are evenly divided when asked if they trust the federal agency to fairly enforce tax laws.