As we inch closer to November’s election, President Donald Trump just received some very good news that could determine the outcome — if it holds.
A brand new Gallup poll shows the president’s overall approval rating has bounced back up to 49 percent, which is its highest ever.
In early April, Trump’s approval had fallen to 43 percent, but he scored well with Independents in the latest poll to bounce back to previous highs.
Independents approved of Trump’s job performance at a rate of 47 percent, which is the highest ever in a Gallup poll.
Republicans strongly approved of Trump’s job performance at 93 percent, while only eight percent of Democrats approved.
The poll also found that 50 percent of Americans approved of Trump’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak, while 48 percent disapproved.
Trump Approval Rating Hits All-Time High in New Gallup Poll https://t.co/nog6OYOfma
— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) May 3, 2020
Trump gets bump in latest Gallup Poll:
49% approval (+6, tied for his best)
47% disapproval (-7)
— Steven Dennis (@StevenTDennis) April 30, 2020
The Gallup report added:
Generally speaking, Trump’s recent job approval ratings have been higher than at any point in his presidency, largely because of modest rallies in support for him tied to his acquittal in the Senate impeachment trial and the coronavirus crisis.
During his 13th quarter in office, stretching from Jan. 20 through April 19, he averaged 47% job approval. That is four percentage points better than his previous high quarters — 43% during his 10th (April 20-July 19, 2019) and 12th (Oct. 20, 2019-Jan 19, 2020) quarters in office.
Trump’s average approval rating throughout his three-plus years in office remains at 40%.
While many American families and businesses across the country are dealing with tough financial times amid the coronavirus ravaging across the country, supporters are still giving their hard-earned money to help Trump win re-election in November.
In the first quarter of this year, the Trump campaign raised an eye-popping $212 million, extending an already massive lead over former Vice President Joe Biden, who all-but will be the Democratic nominee and face off against Trump in the general election.
Trump’s re-election campaign and the Republican National Committee announced their fundraising haul of the first three months of the year on Monday.
Between them, the groups and their shared committees have $240 million in cash on hand.
“Trump and the R.N.C. are on track to have $400 million cash on hand by July 4, an incredibly strong financial position in this political environment,” Chamber of Commerce senior political strategist Scott W. Reed said.
“Americans can see President Trump leading this nation through a serious crisis and they are responding with their continued enthusiastic support for his re-election,” Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale said. “Joe Biden, Democrats, and the media continue to oppose his every action, but the people know that President Trump is fighting for them so they are fighting for him as well.”
The report added:
The president’s re-election effort has raised more than $677 million over the course of the election cycle, about $270 million more than former President Barack Obama had raised by this point in 2012. Biden, who became the de facto Democratic nominee after Sen. Bernie Sanders dropped out last week, and the Democratic National Committee reported having just $20 million at the beginning of March.
The president is certainly riding a lot of momentum heading into November, but conservatives should not get complacent as Hillary Clinton did back in 2016.