A new poll shows that as many people regard Donald Trump favorably as when he won the election.
Voter attitudes about President-elect Donald Trump have changed little since Thanksgiving, with just over half of voters continuing to give him favorable marks.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 52% of Likely U.S. Voters share a favorable opinion of Trump, with 30% who have a Very Favorable one. The president-elect is viewed unfavorably by 48%, including 37% with a Very Unfavorable view. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Some might be wondering: How can we know this poll is more accurate than the ones the media is pushing which tell a different story?
Here’s a typical example:
We can’t know for certain which poll, if any, is accurate.
But Rasmussen performed better than most polls in predicting the election. In their words: “Rasmussen Reports told you all along that it was a much closer race than most other pollsters predicted. We weren’t surprised Election Night. They were.” So why should we trust polls showing Trump to be unpopular when they got the election so wrong?
Also, we can look at what has happened since the election. Have Leftists opposing Trump started acting more rationally? Have they become more persuasive? Have they changed in any positive way since Trump won the presidency?
On the other hand, Trump has not been acting any differently either. The only thing that has happened is that he has started fulfilling promises he made while campaigning. We especially see this in his cabinet picks. He is acting like he did as a candidate, but he is providing more evidence that he is trustworthy.
So why would he be dramatically more unpopular than he was when he was elected President?
In fact, Donald Trump might be more popular than Republicans in Congress. According to another Rasmussen report,
Most voters share the views of the president and the party coming to power, but Republicans identify a lot more with Donald Trump than with the GOP Congress.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 53% of all Likely U.S. Voters identify with the GOP team: 37% feel Trump’s views are closest to their own when it comes to the major issues facing the country, while another 16% feel most closely in sync with the average Republican member of Congress. Thirty-seven percent (37%) say the views of the average Democratic member of Congress are closest to their own. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Among Republicans, however, 63% say that Trump’s views are closest to their own when it comes to the major issues, while only 27% say that of the views of the average Republican member of Congress. Among Democrats, 72% identify with the average Congress member from their party, while just 16% think Trump’s views are closest to theirs.
The media is trying to discourage us, but their claims are not credible.