Tuesday Rasmussen reported that its daily tracking poll currently shows President Trump holding 49% approval among Likely U.S. Voters. The same percentage, 49%, disapprove of him.
As for those who feel strongly either way, slightly more strongly disapprove of Trump than strongly approve, 36 – 39%, giving him a Presidential Approval Index of -3.
So how does that compare to Barack Obama?
Donald Trump is beating Barack Obama by 3% in approval and 4% in disapproval at the same point in this presidency. Rasmussen’s index shows that Trump’s predecessor earned a 46% approval and 53% disapproval on December 11, 2010.
Trump is outpacing Obama more dramatically when it comes to those who feel strongly about the job he’s doing. While Trump’s index currently sits at -3, Obama registered a dismal -12 (27-39%) among those who strongly approved and strongly disapproved, at the same point in his presidency.
Below is Rasmussen’s index history for Trump since the Thanksgiving holiday, followed by the index history for Obama over the same period in his second year in office. Trump leads at every point in terms of total approval and approval index:
While Trump is currently outpacing Obama in his presidential approval, Obama’s post-presidential numbers are far better. The former president currently enjoys a 62% approval (38% disapproval) and an index of +12 (41 -29).
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