Impeachment week ends with surge in Trump’s approval, Rasmussen numbers are staggering

The numbers don’t lie.

Despite every effort by Democrats to undermine and delegitimize President Donald Trump, Americans are seeing through the sham and pushing up his approval ratings.

After a week filled with impeachment drama, as Democrats in Congress put on solemn performances touting their patriotic duty to impeach a duly elected president predicated on baseless accusations, their efforts seemed to backfire as Trump still came out on top as new polls showed.

The Rasmussen daily poll indicated an increase in Trump’s approval rating from 47% at the beginning of the week to 50% by Friday, with 39% who “Strongly Approve” of the job the president is doing.

The increase in Friday’s survey included the “first full night of polling following Trump’s impeachment” on Wednesday by House Democrats.

In another poll this week, the economy under Trump got its highest numbers in nearly two decades.

“Overall, 76% rate economic conditions in the US today as very or somewhat good, significantly more than those who said so at this time last year (67%). This is the highest share to say the economy is good since February 2001, when 80% said so,” a Thursday CNN poll indicated.

“Looking ahead, nearly 7 in 10 expect the economy to be in good shape a year from now (68%), the best outlook in CNN polling since December 2003. The new finding includes 63% who say things are good now and will continue to be good next year, while just 9% say the economy is currently good but will turn south in 2020,” CNN reported.

The CNN poll also showed that more than half (55%) approve of the USMCA, a new trade agreement reached by the United States, Mexico, and Canada which will replace the North American Free Trade Agreement. Trump’s rising poll numbers despite the impeachment circus that unfolded over the last few weeks seemed to be perplexing for CNN.

Black voter support for Trump has been climbing, with Rasmussen showing a 34% approval rating and several other polls showed that support has been getting higher. And in key battleground states, new polls indicate that Trump’s support has increased instead of being decimated by the Democrats’ plans against him.

“These polls foreshadow ghosts of elections past, with a potential repeat of 2016. This was the election that virtually all pollsters predicted would be won by Hillary Clinton in a landslide,” Brian Joondeph wrote in a commentary published by Rasmussen.

“In mid-December, we have presidential polls and impeachment polls. Both portend a lump of coal in Democrat stockings, not only this coming Christmas morning, but for the next five such Christmases through President Trump’s second term,” he wrote.

“So, let’s get this straight. A Congress with an 18 percent approval rating, according to Rasmussen Reports, wants to impeach and remove a president with a 50 percent approval rating, a president who 63 million Americans voted for in 2016, a president who 51 percent of registered voters, according to Quinnipiac, do not think should be impeached and removed from office,” Joondeph added.  “Good luck selling that to American voters.”

Frieda Powers

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Originally from New York, Powers graduated from New York University and eventually made her way to sunny South Florida where she has been writing for the BizPacReview team since 2015.
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