BAM! Look At How Trump’s Approval Rating Compares to Obama’s At Same Point in Presidency
More and more liberals seem to be climbing aboard the Trump train and this has become evident in more than one sense.
One metric that has been demonstrating that Democrats have changed their opinion on President Trump is the shear number of Democrats who have been attending the Trump rallies in various cities.
Initially, the numbers were showing around a 20% average turn out for Democrats at the rallies which is an amazing number. I bet you don’t see anywhere near that number at a Democratic rally for Biden, or Sanders. If you do see any there, it’s not because they are curious about what they stand for, it’s usually so they can call them out on something and make them look bad.
But other than that, the national poll numbers have been showing growing support from likely voters in the upcoming election. In fact, his approval rating right now is almost at it’s highest point.
What’s even better is that President Trump’s numbers are much better than former President Barack Obama’s approval rating was back at the same point in his presidency.
As of February 25th President Trump’s approval rating was at 52% while Obama’s at the same period was only at 47%.
You can take a look at the full interactive chart here.
I also found it interesting how Rasmussen comes up with these numbers. It seems to be a good way to ensure accuracy.
Some readers wonder how we come up with our job approval ratings for the president since they often don’t show as dramatic a change as some other pollsters do. It depends on how you ask the question and whom you ask.
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.
Rasmussen Reports has been a pioneer in the use of automated telephone polling techniques, but many other firms still utilize their own operator-assisted technology (see methodology).
Daily tracking results are collected via telephone surveys of 500 likely voters per night and reported on a three-day rolling average basis. To reach those who have abandoned traditional landline telephones, Rasmussen Reports uses an online survey tool to interview randomly selected participants from a demographically diverse panel. The margin of sampling error for the full sample of 1,500 Likely Voters is +/- 2.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.