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Half of voters approve of Trump's job performance: poll

Half of voters approve of Trump's job performance: poll
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Half of U.S. voters said they approve of the job President TrumpDonald TrumpBiden to move ahead with billion UAE weapons sale approved by Trump Fox News hires high-profile defense team in Dominion defamation lawsuit Associate indicted in Gaetz scandal cooperating with DOJ: report MORE's done in office, according to Rasmussen Reports' daily Presidential Tracking Poll on Monday. 

The survey found that 50 percent of likely voters polled said they approved of Trump's job performance, while 49 percent of voters said they disapproved. 

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The poll found that 33 percent said they strongly approved of Trump's performance as president, while 39 percent said they strongly disapproved.

According to Rasmussen, the poll puts Trump ahead of where his predecessor, Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaAmerica needs an Operation Warp Speed for cancer Why does Bernie Sanders want to quash Elon Musk's dreams? Obama on Daunte Wright: We need to reimagine policing MORE, was at this stage in his presidency. 

It comes a week after CNN reported that Trump had reached his highest approval rating in more than a year, at 42 percent. 

However, 54 percent of those polled said they disapproved of the job president's done in office. 

The surveys follow a series of shakeups within the Trump administration, which have seen the departures of former Secretary of State Rex TillersonRex Wayne TillersonBiden's is not a leaky ship of state — not yet With salami-slicing and swarming tactics, China's aggression continues Lawmakers to roll out legislation reorganizing State cyber office MORE, former Veterans Affairs Secretary David ShulkinDavid Jonathon ShulkinBiden's nominee for VA secretary isn't a veteran — does it matter? The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Mastercard - Congress slogs toward COVID-19 relief, omnibus deal A crisis that unites veterans MORE and former national security adviser H.R. McMaster. 

Trump has also been the subject of claims he had multiple extramarital affairs around 2006. 

The developments come as the president is gearing up to defend and campaign for Republicans in this fall's midterm elections. 

The Rasmussen Reports poll was conducted among 1,500 likely voters, with a margin of error of 2.5 percentage points. 

The daily tracking polls are conducted on a three-day rolling average basis.