New poll puts Trump ahead of Obama’s rating before 2010 midterm elections
With the November midterm elections just around the corner, a new poll released on Sunday reveals that President Trump’s approval rating is now at an all-time high.
The poll also revealed that voters see the upcoming elections as one of the most hotly anticipated to date, with high enthusiasm for both parties.
The approval rating is Trump’s highest yet as president, up from 44 percent last month, and is now higher than Obama’s was before the 2010 midterm election.
The president’s popularity shows no sign of slowing down, as his recent run of rallies prove that MAGA-fever is still sweeping the US.
— Neon Nettle (@NeonNettle) October 21, 2018
The NBC/WSJ poll also found 50 percent of likely voters prefer that Democrats control Congress after the November elections, while 41 percent prefer that Republicans stay in control.
Republicans are leading on the economy with 43 percent of registered voters saying the GOP better handles the economy versus 28 percent who favor the Democrats.
Republicans also lead on trade, handling the Supreme Court nomination process, and changing how Washington works.
While Democrats are leading on health care, immigration, looking out for the middle class and looking out for the interests of women.
The poll noted “unprecedented enthusiasm” for both parties, with 65 percent of registered voters saying they have high interest in the upcoming election, which is the largest percentage for a midterm electorate since 2006 in the NBC/Wall Street Journal poll.