Donald Trump had many goals he wished to accomplish when he took office, but one of his main focuses, even if he doesn’t publicly say it, is to have a higher approval rating than Barrack Obama. Trump has constantly criticized the Obama administration on numerous issues. And now with the 2020 election slowly inching closer, Trump has finally surpassed Obama in approval ratings.
“Trump’s approval rating on Wednesday was 44.3 percent, according to a Real Clear Politics average of more than a half-dozen major polls, as reported by Newsweek. That is higher than Obama’s average approval rating of 43.9 percent on September 18, 2011, by the same measure.”
Over that past three years of his presidency, Trump’s approval rating has bounced around from a career-low 38 percent to his now 44.3 percent. In August, Trump’s approval rating was teetering at 39 percent.
Obama has been relatively quiet since leaving office in 2016, but he has taken a few jabs at the current administration’s immigration policy.
According to the Daily Caller, Obama took potshots at Trump in 2018 during the midterm elections when he stated: “We can’t just put walls up all around America. Walls don’t keep out threats like terrorism or disease,” he said during a speech in September 2018.
A newly released Gallup poll shows a staggering 91 percent of Republicans approve of the job Donald Trump is doing while a measly five percent of Democrats approve of the president’s handling of the country. The Gallup poll surveyed 1,525 adults over the age of 18 in the United States from September 3rd through the 15th.
This large disparity in approval numbers based on political affiliation is nothing new. According to The Hill, Obama had the same poll differences when he won his second term in 2012, which bodes well for Trump.
This poll also comes on the heels of the third democratic debate, with many not seeing a viable candidate who can beat the incumbent Trump. There will be a clearer picture of the political landscape when the Democrats nominate a candidate next year.