Politics Trump ends 2017 with his highest approval rating in months

00:40  03 january  2018
00:40  03 january  2018 Source:   Business Insider

A look at the 2018 political landscape

  A look at the 2018 political landscape A "Face the Nation" political panel makes predictions for the 2018 midterm elections aheadPresident Trump's approval ratings are at an historic low among modern presidents, the generic House ballot for 2018 heavily favors Democrats over Republicans, and the enthusiasm gap appears to also be in Democrats' favor. On top of that, midterm elections are "almost never" good news for the president, said Karen Tumulty, national political correspondent for The Washington Post. Only twice since 1934 has a president's party picked up seats in Congress during that president's first midterm election season.

President Donald Trump hit his highest Gallup approval rating in months to close 2017 . He hit 40% for the first time since late September.

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  • President Donald Trump hit his highest Gallup approval rating in months to close 2017.
  • He hit 40% for the first time since late September.


President Donald Trump's Gallup approval rating reached its highest point in months to close out 2017.

In its final three-day rolling average of 2017, Trump's approval rating hit 40%. It was the first time Trump broke the 40% threshold since late September, and only the second time he hit 40% since July 12.

The rating came as Trump mostly laid low during an extended trip to his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. It followed the recent passage of the major Republican tax overhaul, which Trump signed into law just before departing Washington, DC, for Florida.

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For much of his first year in office, Trump toiled in the mid-30s in Gallup's daily presidential tracking poll. No prior president tracked by the polling outlet hit the 30s sooner in their presidency than Trump.

And with a presidential low of 33%, which he hit most recently in early December, Trump has already hit a lower point than former Presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford, Lyndon Johnson, John F. Kennedy, and Dwight Eisenhower reached at any point during their presidencies.

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