A little over a month ago, we highlighted a Gallup poll showing President Trump’s job approval on the economy bouncing to an all-time high of 56 percent. Though his overall ratings were (and remain) substantially lower — which is undoubtedly a major strike against his re-election prospects — a clear majority of voters have been pleased with his handling of an extremely important issue. That Gallup numbers came out in early March. As we approach mid-April, NBC reports on a fresh ‘battleground’ poll that mirrors the same result, perhaps with a slight improvement:
Poll: 58 percent of voters approve of President Trump's handling of the economy – NBC News https://t.co/P028RF9RSb
— Josh Kraushaar (@HotlineJosh) April 10, 2019
Voters’ attitudes about the economy will be the driving force in the next presidential election, according to the first Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service “Battleground Poll” of the 2020 cycle…While President Trump’s overall unfavorable rating has remained steady at 55 percent since he announced his candidacy in 2015, 58 percent of voters approve of the job he has done on the economy…Gender will play a role in 2020, with men saying they’ll vote Republican by a 9-point margin while women say they’ll vote Democratic by an 18-point margin on a generic Congressional ballot. This gender gap has been mainly caused by a decline in support for Republicans among married white women and white women overall. On the issue of the economy, however, President Trump still has a 58 percent approval from white women and a 63 percent approval from married white women.
(Read more from “Poll Shows Trump Economic Approval Drastically Rising” HERE)