Donald Trump’s favorite pollster shows his approval rating tanking amid shutdown chaos

Why the president will likely not be promoting the latest Rasmussen poll on his Twitter account any time soon

By Brad Reed
January 14, 2019 7:52PM (UTC)
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In this Jan. 13, 2017, photo, President-elect Donald Trump speaks with reporters in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. Trump’s meetings this week with CEOs seeking federal approval for major mergers are raising red flags for ethics lawyers concerned that about the possible erosion of a firewall between the regulators tasked with approving the billion-dollar deals and the White House. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) (AP)

This article originally appeared on Raw Story

President Donald Trump in the past has regularly touted polls from Rasmussen Reports, a right-leaning pollster that has traditionally found his approval rating to be much higher than all other reputable pollsters.

However, the president will likely not be promoting the latest Rasmussen poll on his Twitter account any time soon.


In its daily tracking poll released Monday, Rasmussen found that Trump’s approval rating has fallen all the way to 43 percent, while his disapproval rating has climbed to 55 percent. Additionally, Rasmussen found that 46 percent of voters “strongly disapprove” of Trump’s performance, which is three points higher than his overall approval and 14 points higher than the percentage of voters who “strongly approve” of the job he’s doing.

The latest numbers mark a significant deterioration of the president’s standing in Rasmussen polls over the last month, as Trump’s approval in Rasmussen regularly touched the 50 percent mark in December 2018.

Polling aggregation website RealClearPolitics currently has Trump’s average approval rating at just below 42 percent, with a disapproval rating of 55 percent. Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight, meanwhile, gives Trump an average approval rating of just 41 percent, with a disapproval rating at 54 percent.

Brad Reed