NEW POLL: 45% approve of Donald Trump’s job as President, 54% on economy

On today’s What America’s Thinking, a new Hill-HarrisX poll finds 45% of voters approve of the job Donald Trump is doing as President and receives 54% approval on the economy. Karlyn Bowman, Public Opinion Analyst and Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, joins Hill TV to explain why presidential approval matters now, how to gauge voter enthusiasm vs. favorability/disapproval, and how 2020 is different from 2016. This survey was conducted online within the United States from July 7-10, 2020 among 2,841 registered voters by HarrisX. The sampling margin of error of this poll is plus or minus 1.9 percentage points. The results reflect a nationally representative sample of registered voters. Results were weighted for age within gender, region, race/ethnicity, income, political party, and education where necessary to align them with their actual proportions in the population.

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  1. If they like let Trump's Approved rate be 30% provided he has God's mandate, Jesus Support and Holy Ghost inspiration he will win come Nov 3rd, 2020 in Jesus name. Amen.

  2. 45% approval. add in the 20% for Trump hater collecting the data and Trump looks to be in a good place. Can't wait for the debates

  3. Like it or not a large percentage of Americans strongly approve of Donald Trump. It may not be a majority but it's enough to show that the USA has a very serious underlying problem with its general mindset towards things like Racism and striking a balance between Capitalism vs Socialism.
    It use to be the US had a strong middle class and a strong progressive space administration, but because of the unbridled capitalism the middle class is dying and the majority of people are living at or below the poverty line and NASA's budget looks like chump-change compared to any one of a few private multi-billionaires who like to play with rockets with their extra money. And as those few billionaire get richer and more powerful there will be more and more Americans slipping into poverty and likely they will keep voting for people like Trump or Biden to keep this insane system going. ha ha ha What a bunch of losers.

  4. It seems to me if Trumps approval rating is 45% wouldn’t he get at least 45% in polls. Can’t image a lot of ppl approve of him but won’t vote for him. What did he get 47% of the vote in 2016. Why are all these polls saying he will lose by 10?

  5. I generally do not approve of Trump's handling of the crisis. He had the opportunity to be FDR, but he just did standard GOP playbook instead. I also don't approve of Biden, somewhat due to his record, but also based on the proxy actions of the Dem controlled House, which took a very neoliberal corporate shill tack.

  6. Top issues voters are concerned about now are health care, race relations and the economy. Trump has nothing constructive to say about any of these things.

  7. Both candidates are horrendous. It makes little difference which one wins. The real economy has been depressed for a while and will only get worse with both parties screwing average Americans even more during COVID. i'll be voting third party, again.

  8. All Trump did was give tax breaks to the rich and deregulate to allow corporations to pollute for profit and inflate the stock market and ride the coattails of Obama’s already rising economy he created. The stock market is not the economy and trickle-down economics doesn’t work.

  9. I'm waiting for a poll to ask me if I approve the president and YES I approve the job of the president as a president and I can tell now more than ever thant TRUMP is the only hope that America has right now.

  10. I know you guys are doing Honest reporting, and please don’t stop, but I don’t care what a pole says I’m still voting for Truth and Justice = Trump… prove me wrong.

  11. I saw a meme the other day that showed Donald Trump sitting in a chair pointing at the camera, it said they’re not really after me, there after you, I’m just in the way. How can Americans ignore this, it’s the Honest truth whatever they can do to the president that can do to YOU.

  12. There needs to be greater voter turnout. Too many people chose not to participate in the electoral process. For whatever reason, voting is not a priority for all Americans and politicians count on it. It's frustrating and sad.

  13. Hahaha people getting upset when Biden is just as much an idiot as Trump. You had a chance for real change with Bernie and you blew it. Now I hope Trump wins and Biden is embrassed…again!

  14. Absolutely, Trump will win again. The Democrats had 4 years to find a candidate and this sleepy SOB with wet brain is the best they can come up with? Remember, it's not only him but Maxine waters, AOC, Nancy Pelosi, Adam shifty shiff. It's all these crazy characters that you're giving the power to destroy our country.

  15. I approve of the president. In my comments and posts I have seen more and more support and excitement for president trump than ever before!