According to a recent poll, President Trump has passed the crucial 50% job approval mark, which is seen by many as vitally needed to win reelection.
The most recent Zogby Poll placed President Trump at a 51% job approval rating, his highest ever since taking office.
Jonathan Zogby, a pollster from Zogby analytics, claims the strong economy is a huge reason for the President’s success, particularly among millennials and independents, who are beginning to increasingly embrace his agenda and performance.
Zogby also stated that the economy alone could make President Trump extremely hard to beat in the 2020 election, especially if it continues to improve.
According to the Washington Examiner:
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.
President Trump’s approval is 3% higher that Obama’s was during the same period of his presidency, as Obama stood at 48% approval on May 9th of 2011.
According to Zogby Analytics:
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.
Overall, a slim majority (51%–30% strongly and 21% somewhat approve) of likely voters approve of Trump’s job as president, while 48% disapprove-37% strongly and 11% somewhat disapprove; only 2% were not sure.
President Trump scored well with younger Millennial voters aged 18-29 (51% approve/46% disapprove) and Generation Z voters aged 18-24 (49% approve/51% disapprove). The President also received a good approval rating with voters aged 25-54; he received a majority job approval rating from older Millennial voters aged 25-34 (53% approve/43% disapprove) and middle aged voters aged 35-54 (59% approve/38% disapprove). Among the oldest voters surveyed-aged 65+, Trump’s disapproval rating was the strongest (59% disapprove/41% approve). As per usual, the president did well with men (58% approve/40% disapprove) and he improved his support with women (44% approve/54% disapprove).
When it came to the political party of surveyed voters, three quarters (78%) of Democrats disapproved of him, while 22% approved of Trump. An overwhelming number of Republicans approved (88% approve/11% disapprove), while Independents were more balanced in their impression of Trump’s job performance (46% approve/50% disapprove).
Likely voters in the South (60% approve/39% disapprove) and West regions (49% approve/49% disapprove) were more likely to approve of Trump’s job as president, while likely voters in the Central/Great Lakes (46% approve/53% disapprove) and East (45% approve/52% disapprove) regions were more likely to disapprove of Trump’s job as commander in chief.
Trump also made gains with likely voters in large (47% approve/51% disapprove), medium (54% approve/46% disapprove), and small cities (49% approve/49% disapprove). President Trump also continued to have solid support among suburban (48% approve/50% disapprove) and rural voters (60% approve/37% disapprove).
The one important group Trump did see his support wane was with suburban women (41% approve/56% disapprove) but he gained with urban men (58% approve/40% disapprove).
Many praised the news and shared their approval and excitement on Twitter:
President Trump’s approval rating at 51% with millennial voters
This is MASSIVE!
2020 here we come!
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) May 14, 2019
Poll boom — @realDonaldTrump approval at 51%, winning millennials, trusted more than Democrats on economy, better than Obama at this point, good with Hispanics, even 22% of Dems. @ZogbyAnalytics: 'Trump could be very hard to defeat in 2020.' https://t.co/NXfeoeZfd9 pic.twitter.com/bQr8qUS74j
— Paul Bedard (@SecretsBedard) May 14, 2019
Stay tuned for more on this topic as we continue to approach election season.