President Donald Trump’s support bounced back to the highest level in one year this week as he has been nominated for the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize following his administration-brokered peace deal in the Middle East.
A survey released by Rasmussen Reports on Friday, Sept. 18, found that 53% of Americans approved of the job President Trump is doing, while 46% disapproved.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 18, 2020
This is the first time that Rasmussen has given the president a 53% approval rating since September 2019, or one year after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced that the House would begin impeachment proceedings.
“The last time @POTUS daily job approval % reached today’s level, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi held a press conference & announced a house impeachment inquiry,” Rasmussen noted.
— Rasmussen Reports (@Rasmussen_Poll) September 18, 2020
The president’s approval rating has returned to the pre-CCP Virus (coronavirus) high after falling to as low as 42% at times in May and June.
The CCP Virus, began to spread more widely in March, forcing many states into lockdown and driving the country’s unemployment rate to as a post-Great Depression high of 14.7% in April. However, the labor market has recently shown signs of recovery as the jobless rate fell for the fourth consecutive month to 8.4% in August, and the economy has recovered nearly 10.7 million of more than 20 million jobs lost to the pandemic as of last month.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics said in early September that the improvements in the labor market reflect the continued resumption of economic activity and the Trump administration’s efforts to contain the pandemic.
In addition to his management of the economy, President Trump is receiving high marks for his handling of national security after his administration has recently helped broker a historic peace deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.
As a result, 49% of Americans think the president is doing a good or excellent job handling national security issues, up from 39% three years ago and the previous high of 47% in June 2019, according to another survey by Rasmussen.
President Trump has become a solid candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize following the new U.S.-brokered peace deal in the Middle East and keeping America out of new wars, among other things.