Remember during the primaries, when then presidential-wannabe Trump bragged “I have the highest polls. No, truthfully. Frankly, they’re higher than a pothead at Burning Man. So high, if you were to climb atop them, you could see Russia from the approval polls upon which I built my house.” I embellished slightly. Well, Trump hasn’t been bragging about polls since taking office. Because his numbers have, frankly, sucked. Don’t @ at me, I’m but a humble messenger. However, though Trump’s disapproval numbers still outweigh his approval numbers, we are seeing an uptick.
The average of several polls finds the president’s approval at 43 percent and Gallup has him at his highest point since mid-July.
Following the jagged line, there is a nice sharp uptick in December. Which bodes well, since President Trump’s December was more productive than that of feverish elves regretting their procrastinating ways.
It is difficult to determine a specific cause for last week’s uptick, although it may reflect news of Trump’s Friday, Dec. 22 signing of the new tax bill into law.
Trump’s weekly approval average was last at 39% July 10-16. Trump’s weekly average was routinely at the 40% or higher level through the winter and early spring of 2017, but was last at 40% or higher in May, and last reached as high as 39% in mid-July. His lowest weekly average has been 35%, recorded at several points last month and earlier in the fall and late summer.
Now, his disapproval rating is still way higher than his approval rating. So it’s not quite time to get your MAGA hat tattooed on your left breast. If you already have, send pictures. I’ve already judged you negatively, might as well go all in.
But if Trump can keep pushing (and passing) a conservative agenda, as he did in December with tax reform, his numbers can keep rising. In accordance with the better return for American taxpayers. Read Tax Reform Rolls Out MASSIVE Benefits for “Low Level” Workers. Here’s How and Media Asks if GOP Tax Cuts Help 3 American Families. The Results Surprise Them.
Is immigration next?