Dem pollster says other presidents would have higher approval ratings with economy than Trump

Democratic pollster Mark Mellman said in an interview that aired Thursday on “What America’s Thinking” that any other president would have a higher approval rating than President Trump currently has due to the growing economy. 

“There’s no question that if Donald Trump were not Donald Trump, he would be doing a lot better in approval rating,” Mellman, CEO of the Mellman Group, told Hill.TV’s Joe Concha. 

“Republicans would be doing a lot better in these congressional races because of the state of the economy,” he continued. 

Mellman’s comments come nearly a week after Trump celebrated unemployment hitting a 49-year-low under his administration. 



The unemployment rate fell to 3.7 percent, a 49-year low, while the economy added 134,000 jobs in September.

However, Trump’s approval rating still sits between 40 and 50 percent, and he has a high disapproval rating. 

The Real Clear Politics Polling Average on Thursday had Trump’s approval rating at 43.2 percent, while his disapproval rating is at 52.9 percent. 

— Julia Manchester

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