The Democrats’ public impeachment hearings this week did nothing to harm President Donald Trump, but boosted his approval rating index by 6 percentage points within three days.
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll shows that 50% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance as of Friday, Nov. 15, the highest within a week. It stood at 44% on Tuesday, Nov. 12, one day before the first public impeachment hearings took place.
“The president’s overall approval has been tracking up since Wednesday, the first day of the House impeachment hearings. It was at 46% on Wednesday morning, then rose to 48% yesterday and is now at 50%. Two of the three nights in today’s survey follow the highly publicized hearings,” Rasmussen said.
At this stage of his first term, President Barack Obama’s approval rating was at 49%.
President Trump’s approval rating began to bounce back after the Democrats’s star witnesses, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European George Kent and acting Ambassador to Ukraine William Taylor, showed in the first hearing on Nov. 13 that they relied on hearsay for their testimony.
The rating continued to pick up after former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch testified at the House Intelligence Committee on Nov. 15.
Rasmussen said it conducted the telephone survey with 500 likely voters.