President Trump is trending, and that’s a good thing for his reelection chances.
In its latest monthly score of Trump’s approval ratings, Rasmussen Reports said that Trump has bounced off his floor and is on a steady upward climb.
On Monday, Rasmussen said, Trump’s monthly average of approval ratings was 48% in August. That is up from 47% in July and 45% in June when the White House faced harsh criticism for its handling of the coronavirus.
His monthly high this year came in February when it hit 49%.
At 48%, Trump is exactly where President Barack Obama was going into his reelection when he beat Mitt Romney.
His daily average has also been spiking, and on Friday, Rasmussen set it at 52%, also his highest since February.
— Rasmussen Reports (@Rasmussen_Poll) September 7, 2020
Rasmussen explained the difference between the daily and monthly index this way:
When tracking President Trump’s job approval on a daily basis, people sometimes get so caught up in the day-to-day fluctuations that they miss the bigger picture. To look at the longer-term trends, Rasmussen Reports compiles the numbers on a full-month basis, and the results for Trump’s presidency can be seen in the graphics below.
As the coronavirus lockdown eases and the economy races to recover, Trump earned a monthly job approval of 48% in August, up from 47% in July and 45% the month before. His high for the year to date is 49% in February. In 2019, Trump’s monthly approval ran from a low of 44% in January to a high of 50% in April. He ended the year at 49%. Fifty-one percent (51%) disapproved of the president’s job performance this August, down one point from the month before.
Author: Paul Bedard
Source: Washington Examiner: Trump trending up as Election Day nears, 1 point shy of 2020 high