More than half of likely voters approve of Trump’s job performance, poll...

More than half of likely voters approve of Trump’s job performance, poll says


WASHINGTON – More than half of likely U.S. voters approve of President Donald Trump’s job performance, according to a poll released Monday.

The Rasmussen Daily Presidential Tracking poll found that 51 percent of the respondents said they think Trump is doing a good job, compared with 47 percent who said they do not think he is doing a good job.

Meanwhile, 38 percent said they strongly approve of Trump’s job performance and 38 precent said they strongly disapprove.

The Rasmussen sampling included 1,500 likely voters and has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.5 percentage points.

Monday’s poll results show Trump at his highest approval rating since early February 2017, according to Rasmussen projections.

The survey comes two days after the Senate narrowly confirmed Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

Trump campaigned on a pledge to nominate strict contextualist judges to the high court.

The confirmation of Kavanaugh means the president has now twice fulfilled that pledge.

Last year Trump nominated then-federal appellate judge and now-Associate Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch.

Gorsuch had a relatively smooth confirmation process whereas Kavanaugh’s is believed by many to have been the most contentious for a nominee to the high court in modern history.

Allegations of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh surfaced in mid-September and threatened to derail the nomination.

Kavanaugh has denied the allegations.

Anti-Kavanaugh protests rocked Capitol Hill throughout the confirmation process.

Demonstrators interrupted hearings, blocked hallways, and participated in sit-ins in members’ offices.

Hundreds were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.

Trump will swear in Kavanaugh Monday evening in a ceremonial event at the White House. Chief Justice John Roberts officially swore in Kavanaugh Saturday afternoon.

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