Not that the polls should be taken all that seriously since the people who administer them refuse to share how they came to specific conclusions, but the latest Zogby polls are reporting that among President Donald Trump’s base, anyway, the people think he’s doing a whiz-bang job.
An overwhelming number of Republicans approved (86% approve/13% disapprove), while Independents were more balanced in their impression of Trump’s job performance (45% approve/50% disapprove). The president’s numbers continue to improve with Independents, which a few months ago his approval rating was in the 30’s.
Race also played a factor in Trump’s job approval rating. Hispanics, this time around, were much more likely to approve of his job performance (49% approve/51% disapprove), while the president also saw his numbers jump with African Americans. This was his second straight poll with over a quarter support from African Americans (28% approve/70% disapprove). If Trump wins half of Hispanics and a quarter of African Americans in 2020, Democrats will be in trouble!
Likely voters in the South (54% approve/45% disapprove), Central/Great Lakes (53% approve/44% disapprove) and East (50% approve/47% disapprove) were more likely to approve of Trump’s job as president, while likely voters in the West (43% approve/57% disapprove) were more likely to disapprove of Trump’s job as commander in chief.
Trump made his biggest gains with likely voters in large (56% approve/42% disapprove) and small cities (51% approve/49% disapprove). President Trump also continued to have solid support among suburban (47% approve/50% disapprove) and rural voters (56% approve/41% disapprove).
Apparently, suburban women are not all that happy with Trump, but that seems to be the one outlier under the Republican tent.
Realistically, President Trump is not what the American people are used to as a president. He is not a professional politician, but a successful businessman who is using a different skill set than his predecessors to Make America Great. That could account for some of the dissatisfaction.
And then there are those who just don’t like Queens demeanor.
Oh, well, can’t please everybody.