Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Trump's Approval Tops Clinton's 1993 Rating

Newsweek ^ | June 6, 2017 

Trump's approval rating is, at least for the moment, a hair better then where former President Bill Clinton stood at the same point in his first term.

Different polling firms peg Trump at varying levels of approval, but the RealClearPolitics average had him at 39.8 percent Tuesday while the weighted average from FiveThirtyEight had him at exactly 39 percent. Not great numbers, but still better than Clinton. On day 138 of his presidency, just 37.8 percent of Americans approved of the job he was doing, according to FiveThirtyEight. Clinton is, of course, the husband of Trump's Democratic opponent in the 2016 president election, Hillary Clinton.

If you compare where each president stood at this point in the Gallup tracking poll, however, the two are deadlocked. The most recent Gallup survey pegged Trump's approval at 37 percent, the exact same figure the polling firm found for Clinton in early June of 1993. Trump's disapproval rating in the survey was far higher, however, outpacing Clinton—57 percent to 49 percent—in the undesirable measurement.
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