The job approval rating for President Donald Trump reached the highest level since the middle of June 2019 on Sept. 18, according to a Rasmussen Report, a reliable U.S. pollster.
Rasmussen’s daily Presidential Tracking Poll shows that 51 percent of likely U.S. voters approve of the incumbent president’s job performance for Wednesday, Sept. 18, up from 49 percent for Sept. 17 and representing the highest approval since June 14, 2019.
The poll showed 48 percent disapprove the president’s performance for Sept. 18, down from 50 percent from a day earlier.
The latest figures give President Trump an overall presidential approval index rating of +3.
Among 1,500 likely voters surveyed, 36% strongly approve of the job President Trump is doing and 37% strongly disapprove, Rasmussen said in a note.
The latest poll also shows President Trump’s job performance tracks better than his predecessor Barrack Obama at same point.
At the same time in his presidency (Sept. 18, 2011), Obama was at 45% approval, or 6 points worse than President Trump.
President Trump shared the poll results on his Twitter account late on Wednesday, which drew a comment, “So if Rasmussen did the poll, that means in reality it’s more like 70%.”
In fact, Rasmussen was one of the most accurate pollsters in predicting the 2016 election. According to The Hill, Rasmussen came within one point of predicting Hillary Clinton’s popular vote victory in the presidential election, closer than any other major pollsters.