According to the results of the most recent Zogby Poll, President Trump’s approval rating has exceeded 50% as the 2020 election draws near, indicating his outreach with younger voters and independents is working.
Pollsters have increasingly stated their belief that Trump’s growing approval rating hinges on his successful handling of the US economy, which has worked in his favor to win over new voters, including those who previously signaled against him.
Additionally, the survey found that voters feel Trump is better suited to handle the economy than any of his Democrat competitors, while noting that the Mueller report’s conclusion also boosted the president’s appeal.
The poll also pointed out that President Trump’s approval rating among minorities has increased steadily throughout his administration.
President Trump has crossed the critical 50% approval line needed to win reelection as millennials and independents are moving to embrace him, according to a new survey.
The latest Zogby Poll put Trump’s approval rating at 51%, his highest ever in the trademarked survey.
Zogby Analytics pollster Jonathan Zogby said that the president is riding a booming economyand could be hard to beat should the nation’s economic health continue to improve.
His survey found that several groups that had been leaning against Trump were starting to favor him in large part because they have growing confidence in the economy and Trump’s handling of it. Notably millennials and independents have turned in his direction.
Overall, likely voters said that they trusted Trump over Democrats, 46%-42%, to “grow” the economy.
“With a solid economy, a potentially long and drawn out primary season for Democratic presidential candidates, plus solid gains with independents, millennials, urban voters, college educated voters, and minorities, Trump could be very hard to defeat in 2020,” said Zogby.
“In addition to his base of supporters, Trump might be able to piece together another coalition and produce another improbable victory, as long as everything goes as planned, but we still have a lot of time left on the game clock,” added Zogby.
The Zogby Poll is the latest of likely voters that showed Trump receiving a bump in approval ratings after the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s 2016 election report. Even Gallup, which surveys the broad category of “adults,” had him at a record high 46% approval.
And, importantly, Trump’s approval rating topped that of former President Barack Obama this far into his first term.
“President Trump’s job approval rating has seen a post Mueller report boost. We called it a few weeks ago. But that’s not the complete story as to why the president has reached a peak in his job approval rating. Trump is also riding high on positive economic news-a record high stock market, low unemployment, and solid GDP growth at home. At the moment President Trump’s approval rating is higher than Obama’s at the same point in his presidency. Zogby Analytics had President Obama at 48% approve/52% disapprove on 05/09/2011,” said the pollster’s analysis provided to Secrets in advance of its release.