Surging Up at the Right Time: Trump Breaks Record for His Highest Approval of the Year

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President Donald Trump speaks during the first day of the Republican National Convention Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

President Donald Trump’s numbers have been steadily climbing for the past few weeks, according to Rasmussen and it would appear he’s peaking at the right time, right before the election.


As we previously reported a couple of days ago, according to Rasmussen, Trump is now in the lead over Biden, 47%-46%, the first time he’s lead in the race. While Rasmussen does tend to have more positive polling for the president, they also were among the few who were accurate in 2016. One of the reasons is because they evaluate “likely voters” and not just registered voters like some polls, arguably a better measure of who will actually be voting and therefore the results. They also weren’t oversampling Democrats, which is another reason that some of the other polls sometimes tend to be off.

It’s also hard to know how much of a factor the “hidden Trump vote” might be. But it’s clear that exists as a viable thing that likely makes each poll more for Trump than it might appear on its face.

Biden had a two point lead last week which appears to have been erased.

But now Trump’s approval rating has surged even higher, to its highest mark of the year, 53%. He’s now been at 5 days in a row with approval being at or above 51%, so it’s looking like a very solid assessment.


At the same time in relation to his reelection campaign, President Barack Obama had a 49% approval rating from Rasmussen in the daily tracking poll, according to the Washington Examiner, four points less than Trump. Obama of course was re-elected in 2012.

The last time Trump was at 53% was September 24, 2019, the day Pelosi announced the House would try to impeach Trump. That seems so long ago and doesn’t seem to have had any lasting effect on Trump or his approval.

Not only that, 45% think that the president deserves the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in bringing peace deals with Israel, the UAE and Bahrain, as well as the Kosovo-Serbia Peace Deal, as well as keeping the United States out of new wars.


At this point the backroom folks for Biden have to be losing it, knowing that despite everything, with all the help they’ve had from media, all the efforts to undermine Trump, it’s now coming down to it and he’s stronger than ever.


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