Donald Trump

Source: Hank Berrien

A new major poll found that President Trump has the highest approval numbers of his presidency and his chances of reelection are virtually the same as former President Barack Obama’s were at the same time in his presidency.

The Marist poll, conducted July 15-17 among over 1,300 Americans, 33% of whom identified as Democrats and 27% Republican, found that President Trump’s approval rating had risen to 44%; the highest previous number for Trump in the Marist poll was 43% in February 2019. 90% of Republicans approved of Trump’s performance, with 42% of independents agreeing and only 7% of Democrats.

39% of national adults said they would definitely vote for Trump in 2020, with a whopping 89% of Republicans agreeing they would vote for him. 33% of independents agreed.

As Josh Kraushaar of National Journal noted, those numbers approximated Obama’s at virtually the same time in his tenure.

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