Drudge Report founder Matt Drudge posted a rare tweet on Friday touting President Trump hitting 50 percent in a daily tracking poll by Rasmussen Reports. Although it found Trump's approval rating to be only 40 percent, which Zogby says "is low for a beginning president", Trump scored higher than nearly every other key political figure included in the poll.
President Donald Trump's approval rating has reached 50 percent, according to a new poll.
The AP questionnaire worked to get to the bottom of what motivated or informed that disapproval, finding that 65 percent of respondents believed that Trump had no respect for democratic institutions.
Despite coming to varied conclusions on the current state of presidential approval, all three polling outfits recorded dips in Trump's approval since first taking office. Forty-seven percent of independents approve of Trump's performance while 41 percent disapprove.
In the past week, Trump has concentrated on blasting the ongoing federal investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election and whether his campaign was involved, a probe that has reportedly expanded to examine whether he attempted to obstruct justice.
The latest Associated Press-NORC survey found that 64% of Americans don't approve of the way Trump is doing his job, while only 35% said they did approve. A full 66 percent of Lone Star Republicans believe the President is trustworthy.
Almost as many Americans, 64 percent, disapprove of Trump's climate change policies.
Texas opinions were divided with 39 percent holding a favorable view of the existing health care law and 49 percent an unfavorable view. O'Rourke, who has never run for office outside of El Paso, isn't a name brand yet: 13 percent of Texas voters have a neutral opinion of him, but 55 percent have no opinion at all. Numbers in charts might not add up to 100 percent because of rounding.