Fewer than half approve of Trump’s job performance, poll finds

Fewer than half approve of Trump’s job performance, poll finds

Trump addresses reporters in the Rose Garden. 1/4/19 (TMN photo)

WASHINGTON – Less than half of 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 46 percent of the respondents said Trump is doing a good job and 53 percent said he is not doing a good job.

Meanwhile, 33 percent said they strongly approve of Trump’s job performance and 44 percent said they strongly disapprove.

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

Monday’s poll results are fairly consistent with Rasmussen projections for the year thus far, which show Trump’s approval rating at 46-47 percent.

The survey comes on Day 16 of a partial government shutdown.

The shutdown came about as a result of a feud between the president and Congressional Democrats over his request for $5.6 billion to build a border wall.

Democrats oppose the wall and have instead offered $1.3 billion for border security.

Trump has said he is willing to allow the shutdown to continue until an agreement on the wall is reached. The president also has said he has not ruled out the possibility of declaring a national emergency in order to build the wall.

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