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Trump Celebrates New Poll Showing Soaring Approval Ratings After The State Of The Union

President Donald Trump touted Saturday morning a new report claiming his presidential approval rating soared after the State of the Union address Tuesday night.

The president’s approval rating reportedly rose to 49 percent after Tuesday’s address, according to the conservative-leaning Rasmussen report. An estimated 75 percent of viewers approved of the president’s speech, according to a CBS poll.

“Rasmussen just announced that my approval rating jumped to 49%, a far better number than I had in winning the Election,” Trump tweeted Saturday. Friday’s 49 percent figure is up four points from the previous day’s 45 percent.





The president has traditionally relied on the Rasmussen reports, which tend to provide figures higher than some other polls, to gauge his  performance. The latest Gallup poll, which was taken prior to the State of the Union address, has the president’s approval rating at 38 percent. Overall, Trump’s approval rating has been on a downward trend since he took office last year.

Friday’s Rasmussen report indicates that record low unemployment rates, a booming stock market, and faith that the president will try to keep the promises made in his State of the Union address are contributing to improvements in Trump’s approval rating.

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Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance journalist focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been writing conservatively charged articles for several years in the upstate New York area, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, American Thinker,, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record. He is also Editor of one of the top conservative blogs of 2012, the Mental Recession.

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