Dems keep throwing mud, Teflon Trump just hit highest approval rating of presidency

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Having thrown everything but the kitchen sink at President Donald Trump over the past two and a half years, Democrats must be beside themselves as they take in the results of a new poll showing Trump’s approval rating just hit the highest point of his presidency.

The news comes after President Trump delivered a rousing, statesman-like 4th of July speech that rose above politics and self aggrandizement to not only boast about the greatness of America, but honor the mighty U.S. military.

And while the survey was conducted before that, as Trump was meeting with world leaders at the G-20 Summit in Japan, it’s the economy that appears to be driving his surge in popularity.

“Aided by a strong economy and perceptions that he has dealt with it effectively, President Trump’s approval rating has risen to the highest point of his presidency,” the Washington Post reported, citing a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

According to the results, Trump’s approval rating among voting-age Americans is up 5 points since April, from 39 percent to 44 percent, with the newspaper saying that the president “has a narrow but real path to reelection.”

Printing that had to hurt, although the survey also showed that 6 in 10 said he has acted in ways that are unpresidential since taking office.

All of which makes one wonder when is the last time a poll asked that question of a president, prior to Trump.

Adding insult to injury for the anti-Trump cabal is that the surge comes after former special counsel Robert Mueller released his final report, which prompted Democrats to grandstand about impeaching President Trump — even though Mueller found no evidence of collusion with Russia and was unable to prove obstruction of justice.

As for any hopes of impeachment, the survey had more bad news for Democrats, who have a total of five House committees under their control investigating the president.

The results showed “a clear majority of Americans continue to oppose impeachment proceedings,” according to The Post. Not only do 59 percent of those responding say the House should not begin impeachment proceedings, 46 percent “strongly oppose” such a move.

Here’s more of the results from The Post:

The survey matched Trump against five leading Democratic nominees and he was not leading in any of the match ups.

Three of the five candidates were beating Trump, to include former Vice President Joe Biden, who had a 10 percent lead, Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Kamala Harris, D-Calif.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg were tied with the president.

But then, polls in 2016 suggested Hillary Clinton had a better than 90 percent chance of defeating Trump.

As for the “unpresidential” assertion, some would argue that this is actually Trump’s appeal to many.

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Here’s a sampling of responses to President Trump’s approval surge from Twitter:

Tom Tillison

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