Trump Approval Rating Ties Highest Level Despite Immigration Controversy
President Donald Trump’s weekly approval rating is tied with its highest level ever, despite a flurry of attacks from Democrats and the media on the administration’s immigration policy.
According to a new Gallup poll, Trump’s approval rating rose to 45 percent, which ties the previous high in January 2017.
GALLUP: Donald Trump’s job approval rating rises to 45%, tied for the highest of his presidency (which was January 2017); disapproval falls to 50%. pic.twitter.com/2O2V3Pb4vF
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) June 18, 2018
The Trump administration has been hammered for the past week over its zero-tolerance policy of separating children from their parents when they cross the border illegally, but the criticism clearly hasn’t affected the public’s opinion of how the president is handling things. (RELATED: ‘Morning Joe’ Compares US Immigration Detention Facilities To Concentration Camps)
Trump is also going quite well when compared with previous administrations. According to Business Insider’s Allan Smith, President Barack Obama was at 45 percent approval and President Bill Clinton was at 44 percent around the same point in their presidencies.
Trump is at 45% on day 513 of his presidency
Obama was at 45% on day 523 of his presidency
Clinton was at 44% on day 524 of his presidency https://t.co/NZX88n1K5U
— Allan Smith (@akarl_smith) June 18, 2018