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Zogby Analytics Show Trump Gaining Support As Economy Improves

Posted: August 11, 2017 at 12:48 pm   /   by

Zogby Analytics is out with a new survey of 1,300 “Likely Voters” that shows President Trump’s approval numbers are climbing and now sit around 45%.

This polls significance is not that it shows the President enjoying a general popularity, he generally remains unlikable, but rather illustrates how specific pockets of the U.S. population are starting to turn to the President because of the economic growth that is taking place. Those who are benefiting the most from economic policy are the middle-class and working population of the U.S., constituent groups where Trump saw the largest gains in support.

The Zogby data has some highlights that should worry the Never-Trumpers and Democrats especially since some of the President’s support has grown among sub-groups not known for their support of the president.

The President’s support remains steady among Republican likely voters; sitting at 76% approval/22% disapproval, which is almost identical from our July poll. Among Independents, Trumps numbers have improved nearly seven points to 40% approval/50% disapproval, since last month, though they are still down rom a few months ago.

These are significant in the context of the never ending assault from the media, as they relentlessly pound the drums of Russia collusion on a daily basis, and the failure of the Republican-led Congress to get anything done on the legislative front.

The truly significant numbers are those among minority and low-to-middle class Americans. He saw one the biggest improvements among any sub-group with Hispanics; where his approval increased 11% to 42% approval versus 55% who disapprove of Trump’s job as president.

When it comes to where voters live, large city voters-population >100k (39% approve/58% disapprove) and small city voters (44% approve/51% disapprove) are more likely to disapprove of President Trump. Small City voters (population less than 100k) were the largest increase in approval for Trum among sub-groups, with a 12% gain in approval since July. Trump does slightly better in the suburbs–47% approve/48% disapprove and he remains popular in the rural areas with 50% approve/44% disapprove.

Trump’s numbers also increased significantly among union voters from 43% approval to 51% approval in August, which coincides with an increase in employment opportunities that have arisen.

All told, these results don’t look good for the Democrat Party and those in the GOP anti-Trump movement. Democrats instinctively know this which is why the DNC and Democrat Leadership are now trying to steal President Trump’s middle-class economic platform, as this Schumer tweet adequately illustrates.

If that sounds vaguely familiar to many of Trump’s policies, that’s because it is exactly the same policies word-for-word. What the Zogby Analytics show, is what the Democrats know, as the economy continues to improve, Trump is going to continue to gain in popularity, and among the groups the matter when it comes time to vote, and this spells doom to the Democrat’s chances of winning at the ballot box.

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Joseph Morgan

Team Writer at Western Free Press
Joseph was born and raised in Tucson, AZ. He received a Master's in U.S. history, with an emphasis on American constitutionalism from the UA, with a minor in Aerospace Mechanical Engineering. He took a job right out of college as a financial advisor, then switched career paths to teaching History at Pima Community College, while tutoring mathematics on the side. He also writes op-eds for the Arizona Daily Star, Tucson's largest newspaper, and has recently begun a new, live, calling radio show Common Sense heard every Saturday at 1 p.m. on 1030 AM KVOI, The Voice. He has a passion for politics and debate, believing that, we the people, must converse with each other about ideas and become engaged in the political formative process, as opposed to simply reacting to what government does. His ideological emphasis, in which he believes everyone can find common ground, is natural rights philosophy.
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Zogby Analytics Show Trump Gaining Support As Economy Improves