President Donald Trump earned a monthly job approval of 48 percent in May, down one point from the previous month. Fifty percent disapproved of his job performance this month, unchanged from April, according to a Rasmussen Reports poll released on Monday.
Trump's monthly approval rating reached a high of 51 percent in February of last year, his first full month as president and decreased to a low of 42 percent in August 2017 before registering higher marks this year.
Other results from the survey indicate:
- Thirty-three percent of voters strongly approved of Trump's job performance in May, while 40 percent strongly disapproved, giving him a full-month Presidential Approval Index rating of -7. That is up one point from -8 in April.
- Among Republicans, strong approval of the president's performance in May was at 61 percent, up four percentage points from 57 percent in April.
- Sixty-five percent of Democrats strongly disapproved in May of the job Trump is doing, down one point from the month before.
- Among voters not affiliated with either major party, 40 percent strongly disapproved. Meanwhile, 28 percent strongly approved, down a point from 29 percent in April.
- Although Trump is not particularly popular with many voters, only 20 percent think that Vice President Mike Pence would make a better president.
- 70 percent of voters say that Democrats running for Congress should focus on policy differences as their best strategy for victory and not on seeking Trump's impeachment.
Daily tracking results are collected via telephone and online surveys of 500 likely voters per night. The monthly numbers are based on approximately 10,000 interviews each month with likely voters. The margin of sampling error is less than +/- 1 percentage points, with a 95 percent level of confidence.
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