Is Trump More Popular Than Obama?

Posted February 11, 2018

A new poll indicates that President Trump has his best approval rating in seven months.

In addition to the message, Trump asks his supporters to take a poll rating his job performance to, "make sure the media KNOWS the American people are fully behind President Trump".

Voters are now virtually evenly split on Trump's handling of taxes: 45% approve and 47% disapprove. (The most recent Gallup and CNN polls also show Trump at 40%, while recent polling from Fox News and Monmouth has also shown Trump's scores on the rise.) And for the first time, voters say Trump, rather than former President Barack Obama, is primarily responsible for the state of the economy, 48% for Trump vs. 41% for Obama. Forty-six percent say there is GOP obstruction in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's possible interference in Trump's 2016 campaign.

Jim Hoft at the Gateway Pundit pointed out that on February 7, 2010, Obama had an approval rating of 44 percent of likely voters while 56 percent of disapproved.

Unable to fire Mueller, Trump launched a smear campaign against the Federal Bureau of Investigation and DOJ. alleging widespread anti-Trump sentiment in the top law enforcement agencies, which traditionally have been considered widely Republican. In a separate probe, 56 percent said the probe is fair and only 28 percent disagreed. "More than three in four Trump voters say that", according to YouGov on February 7. Trump has repeatedly dismissed the investigation as a witch hunt and attacked top investigators in his own Justice Department.

Quinnipiac University ran the poll February 2-5, surveying 1,333 voters nationwide.

The issue of immigration is not worth a government shutdown, 66 percent of voters say. The margin of sampling error is ±3.3 percentage points; it is larger for subgroups.