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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 John TrumpBiden says GOP senators have called to congratulate him Biden: Trump attending inauguration is 'of consequence' to the country Biden says family will avoid business conflicts 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 ObamaHarris: 'Of course I will' take COVID-19 vaccine Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter encourage people to take COVID-19 vaccine George Clooney says Amal beat him and Obama in a free throw contest 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 looks to career officials to restore trust, morale in government agencies Biden's State Department picks are a diplomatic slam dunk President Trump: To know him is to 'No' him MORE, former Veterans Affairs Secretary David ShulkinDavid Jonathon ShulkinVA inspector general says former top official steered M contract to friend Schumer demands answers in use of unproven coronavirus drug on veterans Former Trump VA secretary says staffer found plans to replace him in department copier 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.