While Trump’s political enemies and harshest critics in the mainstream media continue to market the decision to kill notorious Iranian military leader Soleimani as a political liability, the Real Clear Politics polling averages on approval tell a different story.
A new report from the WashingtonExaminer shows Trump’s aggregate approval rising sharply after he ordered the strike that killed Soleimani, with his approval rising to 45.3%, a three year high.
The president’s rating rebounded considerably since dropping during the several months that House Democrats investigated his July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Trump notched a 45.3% approval mark, matching a local high recorded on Sept. 24, 2019, according to RealClearPolitics. His disapproval rating is down to 52.3% from a high of 58.1% on Dec. 16, 2017.
Per TCO, a Morning Consult poll reveals more American voters support Trump’s Soleimani strike than those that oppose it.
47% of those surveyed supported the strike compared to 40% who oppose it. 14% had no opinion.
The Hill reports Nearly half of American voters approve of President Trump’s decision to order the airstrike that killed Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the leader of Iran’s elite Quds Force, according to a new Morning Consult poll.
The survey, which was released on Wednesday but conducted before Iran responded to the strike by firing rockets at Iraqi bases housing U.S. troops, found that 47 percent of American voters supported Trump’s move to authorize a drone strike on Soleimani outside the Baghdad airport last week. Forty percent of voters said they opposed the decision, while 14 percent said they did not have an opinion.
The opinions divided strongly along with partisan lines, with 70 percent of Democrats opposing the airstrike and 85 percent of Republicans supporting it. Sixty-one percent of Republican respondents said they strongly approved Trump’s decision.
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