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 TrumpRosenstein expected to leave DOJ next month: reports Allies wary of Shanahan's assurances with looming presence of Trump States file lawsuit seeking to block Trump's national emergency declaration 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 ObamaGovernment's misguided holiday to celebrate itself Virginia can be better than this Democrats have a chance of beating Trump with Julian Castro on the 2020 ticket 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 TillersonHeather Nauert withdraws her name from consideration for UN ambassador job Trump administration’s top European diplomat to resign in February Pompeo planning to meet with Pat Roberts amid 2020 Senate speculation MORE, former Veterans Affairs Secretary David ShulkinDavid Jonathon ShulkinIs a presidential appointment worth the risk? It’s time to end the scare tactics and get to work for our veterans House Democrats open investigation of Trump associates' influence at VA 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.