More than half of Americans now say they are likely to vote for President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election, the highest approval rating since the middle of April 2019, according to the latest poll from a reliable U.S. pollster.
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday, Sept. 23, finds that 52% of likely U.S. voters approve of President Trump’s job performance, including 36% who strongly support what the president is doing.
The national telephone and online survey with 1,500 likely voters also show that 46% of them say they are more likely to vote against the incumbent president, including 39% who strongly disapprove the president’s performance.
The remaining 2% of potential voters are undecided.
With the latest figures, President Trump gets an overall presidential approval index rating of +6.
The 52% approval rating, which President Trump reached for the second straight day, matched his highest approval recorded on April 17.
Sharing the number on Twitter on Monday, President Trump said, “Thank you, working hard!”
Thank you, working hard! pic.twitter.com/1CpxcJOtha
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 23, 2019
President Trump has frequently shared the poll results from Rasmussen Reports, which was ranked one of the most accurate pollsters in predicting the 2016 election.
According to the latest poll, President Trump is performing better than his predecessor Barrack Obama. At the same time in his presidency (Sept. 23, 2011), Obama was at 46% approval, or 6 points worse than President Trump.
Rasmussen said its separate survey from Sept. 15-19 shows 43% of likely voters think the United States is heading in the right direction, matching the highest level seen on week ended on Dec. 6, 2018.