Opinion

A growing chorus of Americans openly believes the president did well in his first four years of public office.

The average American is more optimistic about President Trump’s performance than at the beginning of his first term in the Oval Office.

The latest presidential tracking poll shows more than half of respondents approved of the first president in more than 30 years not to start a war.

“51% of likely U.S. voters approve of President Trump’s job performance,” the Rasmussen Reports website said. “[Only] 48% disapprove. The latest figures include 36% who strongly approve of the job Trump is doing.”

Rasmussen revealed its results were different from other polls, which claimed the president had a much lower approval rating because analysts conducted much more thorough research.

“Some readers wonder how we come up with our job approval ratings for the president since they often do not show as dramatic a change as some other pollsters do,” Rasmussen said. “To get a sense of longer-term job approval trends for the president, Rasmussen Reports compiles our tracking data on a full month-by-month basis … but many other firms still utilize their operator-assisted technology.”

Breitbart echoed this sentiment after finding many media polls appeared to underreport the president’s approval rating was in the “low 40s, and even in the 30s.”

“Over the course of the last few election cycles, we have learned that these are almost all fake polls, rigged polls, polls that in no way reflect reality,” editor-at-large John Nolte said in an opinion article. “We know this because when the ultimate poll is taken on Election Day, the media polls are all wrong. The whole point of media polls is to mislead, demoralize, and deceive the American people into believing Trump is less popular than he really is.”

Nolte described Rasmussen data as some of the nation’s most “reliable and accurate” information available.

“The insanity of the Capitol Hill riot and the corporate media’s determination to blame the president for it—even though he expressly called on that crowd to be respectful and peaceful, even though he almost immediately called for the anarchy to stop once it began (which is more than any Democrat has ever done)–is not penetrating into the electorate at large,” he said.

“In this particular poll, Trump’s job approval rating has actually increased since the Capitol Hill riot. What had been a 47% approval rating on Jan. 7 is now a 51% approval rating, a bump of four points in approval,” he added.