Poll Has Trump Doing Better in One Area than Obama in All 8 Years

CNN reports that a new poll conducted for them by SSRS indicates 57 percent of Americans feel the country is doing well- the highest proportion to say so since 2007, including every one of the eight years Barack Obama was in office. That figure is up since February when almost half of Americans said the country was doing well.

While President Trump’s overall approval-rating holds steady at 41 percent, his ratings on issues have climbed.

When asked “Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling the Economy?” 52 percent approved (up four points from 48 percent in March 2018), 42 percent disapproved, and 6 percent had no opinion.

“Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling Immigration?” earned 40 percent approval (up from 36 percent in February). The same question regarding Foreign Affairs also brought a four-point rise to 42 percent (from 39 in March).

When it comes to foreign trade, President Trump enjoys a 5-point approval jump to 43 percent (it was 38 in March)

It appears that the improvement in President Trump’s issues approvals may stem from increased positive ratings from Democrats. In the new poll, 40 percent of Democrats say things are going pretty well in the U.S., up from the 25 percent who said the same in February.

This upswing in the approval of the country’s direction may be a welcome sign for Republicans as midterm elections approach. The last two times the House of Representatives changed hands, Americans felt the country was in far worse shape than it is now. In June 2010, only 27 percent of Americans thought things were going well, and in 2006 just 46 percent felt that way.

In addition to the improvement of his numbers on specific issues, the president now receives more Americans’ approval on the way he is handling his relationship with his party members in Congress. For the question “Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling [his relationship with] Republicans in Congress?” 39 percent of respondents approved (up from 35 percent in December 2017).

For the question worded, “As you may know, Republicans control both houses of Congress and the White House. Do you have more confidence in President Trump to deal with the major issues facing the country today, or more confidence in the Republicans in Congress to deal with those issues?”, Americans said they had more confidence in the Republicans in Congress (45 percent) than the president (33 percent). It should be noted that of the Republicans polled, 64 percent put their faith in the president with only 26 percent having more faith in their GOP representatives on Capitol Hill.

Those respondents who approved of the way President Trump is handling his job were asked, “Is your approval of Trump’s job so far driven more by the positions he takes on issues or more by his personality and leadership qualities?”

A resounding 71 percent said their approval was driven by the positions he takes on issues. 19 percent said it was more his personality and leadership qualities. 10 percent had no opinion.

When respondents who disapprove of the way the president handles his job were asked if that disapproval was driven more by the positions he takes on issues or more by his personality and leadership qualities, 54 percent said their disapproval was driven by his personality and leadership qualities. 37 percent said they disapproved of the positions he took on issues (9 percent had no opinion).

When questions turned to allegations that Trump had extramarital affairs before becoming president, 80 percent of respondents felt it was definitely/probably true, with 71 percent saying it was definitely/probably true that a payment made by the president’s personal lawyer to ‘an actress who starts in pornographic movies’ was to protect Donald Trump’s presidential campaign from harm.

The poll results, released on May 7 represent a study conducted by phone for CNN from May 2 to May 5, 2018 among a sampling of 1,015 respondents. There were 402 landline and 613 cell phone respondents, 29 percent of whom identified as Democrats, 24 percent identified as Republicans, with 47 percent identifying as Independents or members of another party.

~ Conservative Zone


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40 thoughts on “Poll Has Trump Doing Better in One Area than Obama in All 8 Years”

    1. Really Snipe that’s your comment? What’s the matter, is your TDS overwhelming your common sense. It just bugs the hell out of you Trump haters that President Trump’s policies are succeeding and he’s erasing the disastrous Obama legacy, doesn’t it?

  1. A fucking chicken would be more popular than ovomit. I voted for Mr. Trump (what the fuck choice did I have): I would like to see more results on fixing loopholes that help illegal invaders and I would also like to see a lot more respect for our environment.

  2. Unlike Obama who lived for public adoration while the country went to hell and our bitterest foreign adversaries gained ground President Trump is taking the unpopular decisions needed to pull our country out of the ditch. He fights back against the predatory, bottom feeding mainstream media who is trying to force him into the losing policies and strategies of the failed past. Re Jerusalem they soil their pants because it destroys the “Peace Process” . What Peace Process are we talking about? Jimmy carter’s Camp David deal under which, as a peace gesture, Israel gave up the Gaza Strip, rich with small industry and agriculture that was then destroyed? What has Gaza become, a launching pad for violent aggression against Israel with a sworn oath to destroy the state of Israel. Thank you President Trump for saying “the hell with popularity” I am going to do the necessary work to safeguard our country economically and militarily.

    1. Love the way you think. I love our President. He is strong and stands up to the illiterate imbeciles that want to destroy this country.

  3. It is great to have a president who is not politically correct!! I am very pleased with President Trump’s decisions. He has proven several times how he is correct and the media is wrong; for example, wire tapping of Trump’s campaign. BAD

  4. Trump has taken more money out of the government for his self then Obama. The people that Trump placed in power stoled more for themselves then any thing else. Trump is draining the government of money for the top people and not for the good of the country. Right now Obama is 95% better then Trump.

    1. Can you prove that? Why would Trump “Steal” money? He is a billionaire! You’re post is 100% IDIOTIC!!

      1. talking about a war coward who 5 times ran away from his military duty….no class…look at your tax return…interest rates up…that alone ate up your 1 %…then gas prices…inflation…no healthcare..still going up and less then 4 years…what little you got will go away…trump rich boys still getting their due…all they are doing is spending…does anybody remember 2008 ????trump would of blown us away if he had to rebuild us…think about us…love ya stormy..!!!!

        1. The bastard Obama ruined my Tricare, & dential that I earned serving 28 years in AF and US Army. 19D, 13B, 11B and 76Y. So joe what the hell did you ? Is stormy yo mama !

      2. Cahoon, you give MacHingo way too much credit, Machingo post doesn’t even measure up to idiotic, it’s worse than that. Machingo’s family doesn’t suffer from insanity, they enjoy it.

    2. @Joe MacHingo, Please learn the difference between “then and than”. Hint: “Then” refers to a time. “Than” refers to a comparison.

      1. Rick M. , finally somebody had the gall to correct some of these people with regard to using “then” and “than”.

    3. Obama has been the worst president ever. All he tried to do is to make our country into a Moslem one. He should go back to where he came from provided we will ever know what country that was. The birth certificate appears to be a fraud. Obama caused our country to a multi-trillion dollar deficit country and what did he show for that deficit. . .nothing.

    4. Joe where you get that from your stealing Democratic buddies like Hillary and Obama where Hillary took money for herself and Obama was giving it away to any country when it wasn’t even his money

    5. Illiterate moron. Learn the language and how to use it. Your ignorant remarks just prove how dumb you are.

  5. It’s sad that those liberal socialists who hate Trump and constantly verbally abuse him are enjoying the fruits of Trumps labor. … employment is up, economy is improving and America is regaining her self-respect again. Thank you President Trump!

  6. REPLY TO O’BAMA

    This should raise your spirits RIGHT??? Last night at 10 pm, I received an email from exPresident O’Bama asking me to support Democrat’s running for the Senate to help them take over the Senate,RIGHT??? Can you imagine his surprise when I told him he had some nerve asking for my support when he had refused to grant Clemency for my friend who was fraudulently convicted and sent to prison for a crime she didn’t commit, RIGHT??? Then I told him as far as I was concerned, he could go to HELL,RIGHT???

    HAVE A GREAT BIRTHDAY AND REST ASSURED THAT THE [ ONE TRUE GOD ] IS WATCHING OVER YOU AND YOUR ADMINISTRATION, RIGHT???

    WANT PROOF,??? HE STARTED A FIRE IN CALIFORNIA FORESTS AND SENT HIS WIND TO BLOW IT INTO THE HOUSES OF THE DEMOCRAT SUPPORTERS IN BEL AIRE AND DESTROYED THEM ENTIRELY, RIGHT??? NOW THOSE SUPPORTERS HAVE TO USE THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS TO REBUILD THEIR HOMES AND THE DEMOCRATS ARE FEELING THE BURN, RIGHT???

    O’BAM’S EMAIL SAID THAT THEY COULDN’T RETAKE CONTROL OF THE SENATE AND CONGRESS WITHOUT ME,RIGHT??? I DIDN’T REALIZE I WAS THAT IMPORTANT, DID YOU, ???, RIGHT??? IN ANY SPEECH PROMISE TO REPEAL THE UNCONSTITUTIONAL SURCHARGE LAW, A LAW OF ATTAINDER EXPRESSLY FORBIDDEN BY THE CONSTITUTION TO BOTH THE FEDRAL AND STATE LEGISLATURES ??? IT HAS BEEN USED BY THE COURTS TO CONFISCATE( STEAL ) THE GOD GIVEN RIGHT’S ENDOWED TO THE PEOPLE OF LIFE,LIBERTY, AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS AND TO PUT THE INNOCENT IN PRISON WITHOUT A TRIAL BY JURY AND MANY OF THEIR OTHER RIGHTS CONVEYED BY THE [ BILL OF RIGHT’S ] RIGHT??? SPECIFICALLY THE CONFISCATION OF CELL PHONES WITH FALSE MESSAGES ADDED AS CONFESSION’S,???
    —– Original Message —–
    From: John Tate
    To: Hon.WILLIAM H. QUINION
    Sent: Thursday, May 10, 2018 8:19 AM
    Subject: Blitz the Airwaves – Drain the Swamp!

  7. The Democrats pushed thru a Muslim Complete Fraud and more people are seeing the EVIL this Fraud did while Residing in the WH

  8. 8 years of embarrassment, DJT has made him look worse in 18 months in then he did by himself. Typical liberal loser.

  9. I do not care about what president they like most, my choice by far is President Trump against all anti-Trump liberals and hate DNC and hate groups have done nothing positive for the USA, Trump has and will dp more for all people has he has a country to run and get taxpayers money recovered the past administration gave away including Biden supporting his boss in corruption and pulling the country down, Mueller needs to get off Russia pbobe and do a real job and stop spending Americas money.

  10. Why do you IDIOTS in the media, insist on bringing up Obamas name? NO ONE cares, We the People would much rather forget about the Obama’s appearance on the political scene and embarrassing We the People, But you people keep bringing them up! STOP REPORTING ON THEIR EVERY MOVE, We do not care what they do or say! And, there is NO comparison between Trump and the former HNIC! And, I am sick and tired of seeing “Would you vote for Obama for a third term”! OF COURSE NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. I believe that the job Trump is doing in office is what counts. The dems and the media seriously need to stay out of his past. It’s nobody’s business what he did years ago. Now is what counts, and he’s doing fine. Now it’s time for congress to weed out the dead wood, and get back to work. They are making too much money for nothing, drain the swamp.

  12. President Trump is the right man at the right time. This has rarely happened throughout history. No one can deny the man’s brilliance and his ability to allow the “Libtrashers of America”, to stick their own foot into their own mouths. He is revealing them for what they really are.

  13. Trump is doing a GREAT job – no other President has had the bias/negative problems that he has. He will survive. EVERYONE get behind your President NOW – we will make American Great again….

  14. stop asking us if Obama could be elected or if Trump should be impeached. Don’t you understand 90% of your readers are conservatives? Or is the DNC paying you to ask those questions? We virtually all answer NO to both of those questiions.

  15. Polls particularly done by an opposition group are meaningless. These days the president has big numbers and the CNN bunch are trying to moderate the true responses. It is all about the group doing the polling that controls the content in such a wayas to skew the results. And obviously the group being polled should be a proper mix giving true todate results. I would say since the polls did not reveal the chosen polling group nor the context behind the questions, this was a steering poll. I will stop immediately in a poll if I detect selected steering in the questions and I have seen it all too often. Bias is hard to eliminate and with CNN I believe it is impossible to believe they can eliminate their bias in their polls.

    So this poll is another nothing burger!

  16. I just voted if BARACK OBAMA WAS ONE OF THE ‘GREATEST PRESIDENTS’ IN THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA? That is BULLSHIT.. The problems that we have now were created by him in his 8 years in office. Trump is doing a Great Job fixing them, One at a time – back him NOW – together we can make American Great Again.

  17. other than obama being a one of the biggest low life humans on this earth and how he and the left put an Illegal person into this Country’s system is a total lack of respect . people really think he has done great things, when all he did was tear this country in two . obama is just like the rest of the hill , they think they know what we need and they haven’t got a clue of what this country needs . President Trump does ! this country needs to run like a business . our money is the business . the asses on the hill just give it away . it’s time to put people in jail starting with obama and go down the line and keep them there . once everything has come to light , then we know who to charge with treason. we know of three right off the bat , obama , kerry ,clinton ! lets start there and just go down the line .

  18. amazing what he has been able to do while still not having a fully approved staff, and besides all the crooks still hiding in the white house, the European countries are finally realizing that there are no more free rides off the backs of the true American people ….only the free loaders are crying , I think most people now realize that the country had been run by to many so call for the people crooks , peloshi . Clintons ect.. Mr Trump is saving a country from itself I will stand with him all the way… I bleed red , white and blue what about you

  19. Of course President Trump is outperforming ObamASS.
    President Trump is an AMERICAN, unlike that other person.
    President Trump was born in AMERICA, unlike that other person.
    President Trump is a Christian, unlike that other person.
    President Trump hates terrorist, unlike that other person.
    After all, who do you think got some schools to introduce Islamic teaching to AMERICAN CHILDREN.

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