Two new polls find wildly different Trump approval ratings

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The Rasmussen Reports and the Pew Research Center released wildly different approval ratings for President Trump on Thursday.

Rasmussen’s daily Presidential Tracking Poll found a 55 percent approval rating for Trump among voters. But Pew Research Center only found Trump with 39 percent support — a 16 point-difference between the two polls.

Rasmussen, which has traditionally found results that are more positive for Republicans than other polls, seems to be an outlier among major polls, with Gallup also giving Trump a lower 41 percent approval rating in its most recent weekly average.

The Pew poll was conducted between Feb. 7-12 and surveyed a pool of 1,503 adults. The poll revealed that a 56 percent majority of Americans disapprove of the president while 46 percent strongly disapprove of the commander-in-chief.

{mosads}The Pew survey also noted that Trump’s strong disapproval has surpassed the strong disapproval of former President Obama during his entire presidency.

On the other hand, the Rasmussen poll showed that only 45 percent of Americans disapproved of the president and 36 percent felt strongly about their disapproval.

The Rasmussen poll surveys 500 likely voters per night and presents the results on a three-day rolling average basis.

The survey’s full sample includes 1,500 likely voters with a margin of error of 2.5 percent.

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