President Donald Trump walks across the South Lawn as he arrives at the White House, Sunday, June 30, 2019, in Washington. Trump returns from a visit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the border village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea as well as the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
They’re huffing and puffing, but President Donald Trump’s approval rating continues to rise according to a new poll.
The Hill reported on Friday that a Gallup poll showed Trump’s approval rating has gone up another four points as the partisan gap continues to widen between Republicans and Democrats:
The president’s approval rating now stands at 43 percent, compared to 39 percent in August, according to the polling giant.
Gallup also noted that the 86-point gap between Republicans and Democrats in the new poll tied a record. An overwhelming 91 percent of Republicans now approve of Trump’s performance, compared to just 5 percent of Democrats. More than one-third of independents — 38 percent — approve of the job he is doing.
Gallup said the 86-point difference has been measured three times during Trump’s presidency and once during the term of his predecessor.
To be clear, Trump is only the third president to get this high of a partisan gap, with former Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush getting above 80 percent. Trump hasn’t broken a record yet, as Obama has also had an 86 percent gap, but as Democrats continue to buckle down on being anti-Trump first, this may yet rise.
The Hill suggests that this rise in approval comes around the same time as Trump’s firing of former Defense Secretary John Bolton. This could give one the theory that Republicans are more anti-war now than they’ve ever been.
As we roll into 2020, Trump’s rising approval rating is going to become a massive problem for the Democrats who are currently busy with infighting. Figures such as Robert “Beto” O’Rourke are taking extreme positions on the losing topic of gun control, forcing Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to feign the position of the Democrat party that they don’t want to take anyone’s guns.
So all the momentum seems to be with Trump right now. There’s still a lot of political football left to play before the general elections, but as it stands, the Democrats seem to be leaving a bad taste in the mouths of Americans who prefer a moderate Democrat party to the radical one that it’s become.
If the Left continues with anti-Trump reactionism instead of actually focusing on what’s beneficial for Americans, you may continue to see this approval rating continue to rise.