President Donald Trump’s approval rating has risen 6 points since he delivered his state of the union address, Rasmussen’s daily tracking poll shows.
Trump’s approval rose from 43% on the day he delivered the state of the union to 49% Friday. The president’s total approval rating has not hit such heights since June 16, 2017 when he reached 50%.
Trump’s State of the Union address was met with broad immediate approval. Both CNN and CBS instant polls on the night of the address found nearly 70% of respondents approved of the speech.
“48% very positive reaction across the board. Barack Obama at the beginning of 2010, he had 48% very positive reaction. George W. Bush at the beginning of 2006, in his second midterms, 48%, very positive,” CNN’s David Shelley said the night of the address.
CBSNews also found that 43% of Democrats approved of the speech along with 72% of independent voters.
Best result I’ve seen from a Trump speech since his election. pic.twitter.com/iCnQXkUoqW
— ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) January 31, 2018