Trump approval rating hits 51% after Syria strikes

  • Trump approval rating hits 51% after Syria strikes

Trump approval rating hits 51% after Syria strikes

The poll revealed that 39 percent of likely American voters "strongly disapprove" of the way Trump is performing, while 35 percent "strongly approve" of the job he is doing.

Only 32 percent said they have a favorable view of Trump "as a person", with 61 percent holding an unfavorable view.

The decline came amid rising controversy over the president's naming of a former lawmaker of the ruling Democratic Party to the head of the Financial Supervisory Service (FSS).

South Korean President Moon Jae-in's approval rating dipped for the second consecutive week on controversy over the nomination of the financial watchdog chief, a weekly poll showed Monday. As far as how Trump is handling the nation's economy, respondents were pretty split: 46 percent of respondents approve of how he is handling the economy and 48 percent do not.

In recent months, however, Rasmussen had Trump's approval rating in the high 40s and low 50s.

According to the Real Clear Politics presidential approval average the Rasmussen number is an outlier.

Just hit 50% in the Rasmussen Poll, much higher than President Obama at same point.

In its Monday release, Rasmussen took a shot at former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey for claiming in his new book that polls in October 2016 showed Hillary Clinton was more likely to win the presidency. Clinton won the popular vote by 1 percentage point, even though Donald Trump beat her on electoral votes. Most other polls tracked by RealClearPolitics showed Clinton leading by three or four points.