Trump touts poll showing 50 percent approval rating

Trump touts poll showing 50 percent approval rating
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President TrumpDonald TrumpCuban embassy in Paris attacked by gasoline bombs Trump Jr. inches past DeSantis as most popular GOP figure in new poll: Axios Trump endorses Ken Paxton over George P. Bush in Texas attorney general race MORE on Monday touted a Rasmussen poll showing his approval rating at 50 percent.

Trump retweeted The Drudge Report, which linked to the survey from the conservative polling outlet. He later tweeted the poll himself.

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Rasmussen's Daily Presidential Tracking Poll for April 17 recorded Trump's approval rating hitting the 50 percent threshold for the first time in weeks. 

The president from time to time will tweet polls that are favorable to his administration.

In February, Trump tweeted a Morning Consult poll showing the popularity of his first travel ban. 

According to Gallup's most recent tracking poll, Trump's approval rating is at 41 percent, while 53 percent disapprove. 

Rasmussen's tracking polls are conducted via telephone surveys of 1,500 likely voters. The margin of error is 2.5 percentage points.