According to the results of a new poll conducted by Harvard, President Trump’s approval rating has recently hit its highest peak in two years, which many believe is directly related to both his successful handling of the US economy, and persecution from Democrats.
While some House Democrats continue demanding Trump’s impeachment, as well as endless investigations and subpoenas against his employees, friends, and family, experts believe American voters are increasingly viewing the president sympathetically.
The surging economy also looks to provide Trump with a sturdy pillar from which to launch his 2020 re-election campaign, which similar polling has also indicated.
Now, many pundits also believe that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her Democrat colleagues’ continued calls for impeachment will prove Trump the “sympathy” points he needs to win big in the upcoming election.
From The Hill:
President Trump’s job approval rating is the highest it’s been in two years, boosted by voter optimism about the economy, according to the latest Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll survey.
The survey found that 48 percent approve of the job Trump is doing, compared to 52 percent who said they disapprove. That’s up from 45 percent approval in March. The last time the president’s job approval rating reached 48 percent in the Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll survey was in June of 2017.
Trump appears to be getting a lift from the economy, with a record 62 percent approving of his approach to employment and 59 percent approving of his handling of the economy.
While only 39 percent of voters said the country is on the right track, 51 percent said the economy is heading in the right direction. Seventy-one percent of voters said the economy is very strong or somewhat strong.
“People’s views on the economy are gradually pushing Trump’s numbers up and his actions on other issues like China and immigration are neutral to positive,” said Mark Penn, the co-director of the Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll survey. “Every point of increase in this range of 45 to 50 improves the possibility of re-election.”
Trump’s job approval rating in the Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll survey is higher than what other recent polls have found.
The president’s job approval rating is at 42.5 percent in the RealClearPolitics average. A recent Rasmussen Reports survey found Trump at 48 percent, but six other recent polls found him ranging between 38 percent and 44 percent.
Gallup has registered some momentum for Trump recently. The president’s job approval in that survey bounced from 39 percent in March to 46 percent in late April, before falling back to 42 percent this month.