Published: Fri, February 09, 2018
World | By Paul Elliott

Donald Trump's Approval Rating Best In 7 Months

Donald Trump's Approval Rating Best In 7 Months

President Donald Trump has attempted to "derail or obstruct" the Russian Federation investigation, said 53 percent of American voters in a Quinnipiac University National Poll released Wednesday. Seven in 10 American voters, 70%, say the United States economy is excellent or good - the best mark on this question since 2001.

In the poll, 48 percent of respondents credit Trump for the country's economic state, while 41 percent attribute it to the lingering impact of Obama's time in the White House.

More than half of respondents - 51 percent - approved of Trump's handling of the economy. Conversely, 43 percent disapprove.

With a probe revealing no real evidence after months of investigating, Americans are not buying the Democrat claim of the Trump campaign colluding with Russian Federation to influence the 2016 presidential election, according to IBD.

More interesting was that 55 percent of the respondents who are following the story "said it was "likely" that the Obama administration 'improperly surveilled the Trump campaign during the 2016 election'".

An email sent to Trump supporters from 45's website Thursday reads, "President Trump has a stronger approval rating (48%) today than Barack Obama (44%) did in 2010 on this same day".

The poll also suggests that many Americans think the roots of the allegations made against Trump extend beyond the two major party campaigns in the last presidential election and deep into the Obama era's intelligence and law enforcement bureaucracies, and may involve active political bias on the part of supposedly nonpartisan employees of both the Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation. The tax plan itself has experienced a 13-point jump in approval since it passed, from 26% to 39%. Forty-four percent say there is no obstruction. On Jan. 11, Quinnipiac pegged its approval at 32 percent and its disapproval at 52 percent.

The poll interviewed 1,333 voters nationwide via landline and cell phone calls. The margin of error for the poll is +/- 3.3 percent, including the design effect.

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