Daily Presidential Job Approval: 46%


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For the three days ending May 17, 2019, 46% of Registered Voters nationwide approve of the way that President Trump is handling his job while 54% disapprove.

Those totals include 24% who Strongly Approve and 40% who Strongly Disapprove.

Social Media chatter about the president remains slightly more negative than positive.

On trade, 58% favor having the United States impose new tariffs on goods imported from China. That support is driven by the fact that 63% China has used trade to take advantage of the United States.

The president’s Job Approval ratings have remained very stable for more than three months. Since January 28, they have stayed within two percentage points of 46% every day (see daily topline trends and today’s crosstab results).

Thirty-six percent (36%) the country would be better off if Hillary Clinton was president. However, 39% believe things would be worse. Twenty-four percent (25%) don’t think it would make much difference.

The president’s job approval rating is updated on this page every weekday at 5:00 p.m. Eastern.  We release new data daily on a wide variety of topics and also update the Generic Congressional Ballot Tuesday through Saturday mornings at 6:00 a.m. Eastern.

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ScottRasmussen.com daily Job Approval updates are based upon daily interviews with approximately 1,000 Registered Voters and reported on a three-day rolling average basis.

The surveys are conducted by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a leading research firm specializing in online surveys (see Methodology and a demographic profile of our sample).

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