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Staggering New Polls Give Potentially Strong Indicators On How 2020 Elections Go
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - DECEMBER 9: President-elect Donald Trump looks on during a rally at the DeltaPlex Arena, December 9, 2016 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. President-elect Donald Trump is continuing his victory tour across the country.
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New Gallup polls released this week on President Donald Trump, the financial standings of U.S. citizens, and people’s overall moods about their personal lives all point in a positive direction for the president as he seeks re-election.

“President Donald Trump’s job approval rating has risen to 49%, his highest in Gallup polling since he took office in 2017,” Gallup reported on Tuesday. “His 94% approval rating among Republicans is up six percentage points from early January and is three points higher than his previous best among his fellow partisans. The 42% approval rating among independents is up five points, and ties three other polls as his best among that group.”

Gallup noted that the increase in Trump’s approval rating likely came from the public opposition to House Democrats’ partisan articles of impeachment as well as Trump’s recent military action with Iran, foreign trade, and the economy.

“Sixty-three percent of Americans now approve of the way Trump is handling the economy, up six points from the prior reading in November,” Gallup continued. “It is the highest economic approval rating not only for Trump, but for any president since George W. Bush enjoyed stratospheric job approval ratings in the first few months after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.”

Gallup further noted that the Republican Party’s image has dramatically increased while the Democrat Party’s image has slightly decreased.

“Now, 51% of Americans view the Republican Party favorably, up from 43% in September. It is the first time GOP favorability has exceeded 50% since 2005,” Gallup continued. Meanwhile, 45% of Americans have a positive opinion of the Democratic Party, a slight dip from 48% in September. Additionally, the poll finds 48% of Americans identifying as Republicans or leaning toward that party, compared with 44% Democratic identification or leaning.”

On Thursday, a separate Gallup poll revealed that a historic 90% of Americans were “satisfied” with their personal lives and 65% are “very satisfied” with their personal lives.

“Nine in 10 Americans are satisfied with the way things are going in their personal life, a new high in Gallup’s four-decade trend,” Gallup reported. “The 65% of U.S. adults who are currently ‘very satisfied’ marks a new high in the two-decade trend.”

Statistician Josh Jordan noted earlier this week what Trump’s approval rating increase likely means with respect to the upcoming 2020 elections in November.

Jordan tweeted: “Gallup – Presidential job approval at this point in the first term: Carter 58. Reagan 55. HW Bush 47. Clinton 52. W Bush 49. Obama 45. Trump 49. Trump is now ahead of Obama, tied with W and only 3 behind Clinton with 9 months to go until the election. And all three won reelection.”

A separate Gallup poll found that 59% of Americans said that they were better off financially now than they were a year ago, which was the highest number Gallup has ever recorded.

“This is how Trump wins reelection in November,” Jordan added.

“74% of Americans believe they will be better off financially next year, another all time high in the history of Gallup polling,” Jordan added. “If Dems nominate Bernie/Warren, Trump will beat them over the head with this because they want to change what is working for most Americans.”

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