By 1600 Staff
Republicans are giving President Trump the highest marks that they ever had, according to a recent NBC/Wall Street Journal poll.
The Washington Examiner reports:
President Trump’s approval rating reached an all-time high this month buoyed by strong support from Republicans.His approval mark rose to 45 percent in a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll published Sunday, up 1 percent above what he got in June. That number is powered by support from 88 percent of Republican voters.
Of the four previous presidents, only George W. Bush, after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, had a higher approval rating with his own party at the same point in his presidency, the Wall Street Journal reports.The poll was taken over a four-day period that started July 15, a day before Trump’s meeting and joint news conference with Russia President Vladimir Putin in which he questioned the conclusion of U.S. intelligence agencies that Russia interfered in the 2016 election. Therefore, some of the polling days covered the aftermath of Trump’s much-criticized handling of the Putin meeting.
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In the poll, a majority of voters who responded, 51 percent, said they don’t approve of the relationship between the U.S. and Russia, and an increasing percentage of voters say Trump has been too friendly with Putin. Voters are also showing more trust in the findings of U.S. intelligence agencies that Russia interfered in the 2016 election, with 65 percent saying they believe the Kremlin meddled. That is up 8 percent from June 2017.
Even Gallup is saying that President Trump is at a personal high, at 41.9 percent. Rasmussen showed that the president recovered from his brief stumble in the polls last week, which was at 44 percent back to his pre-Helsinki 46 percent. While Independents and Democrats are giving him the lowest marks of any modern president, Republicans are closing ranks around him. This could be attributed to the “Shy Tory” Factor, where more people support a conservative than what the polls suggest. All told, it is a series of positive signs for the president.
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