The Friday news cycle looked like a pretty solid win for President Donald Trump. Not only did a federal judge rebuke the Mueller team for going beyond their charge of looking for collusion, but the Labor Department released an amazing jobs report that showed unemployment dropping to the lowest numbers in 18 years. Not only that, but according to Rasmussen, Trump hit his highest approval rating.
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The latest Bureau of Labor Statistics report revealed roughly 164,000 jobs were added last month, about 30,000 fewer than some experts predicted but continuing the longest streak of consecutive monthly job growth at 91 months. The average wage also rose 4 cents an hour, and it’s up 2.6 percent since the start of the year.
“We’ve continued to add jobs routinely every month for so long, and the unemployment rate we have reached is amazing,” ZipRecruiter Chief Economist Catherine Barrera told The New York Times. “This is the economy doing well.”
Not only is unemployment at its lowest in 18 years, black and Hispanic unemployment is also a record low.
And more good news for Trump.
Despite constant bashing by the media, his numbers have been going up and now more than half of Americans now approve of Trump’s job performance.
According to the Daily Presidential Tracking Poll from Rasmussen on Friday, Trump had the approval of 51 percent of Americans surveyed.
That’s not only the highest percentage Trump has gotten since the first month of his stormy presidency, it’s higher than President Barack Obama’s was — 48 percent — at the same point in his first term.
Meanwhile, another Rasmussen poll found that 41 percent of those surveyed think Trump will win re-election. Granted, 41 percent is not what he’s going to need to stay in the White House, but it’s a considerable jump from the 34 percent who felt that way in December.
And since the effects of the Trump tax cuts passed and signed in the last month of 2017 are only starting to show, the chances are very good that more Americans are going to be backing the president as the benefits take hold.
And the Rasmussen poll is making Trump’s prospects for re-election look good, although it’s obviously a long way out.
Some Democrats like Maxine Waters have pushed for the impeachment of the President (although they can’t seem to identify what impeachable offense he’s committed). But the leadership has stepped back from that of late because the numbers show that’s not a popular cause with the 2018 midterms coming up and could actually rally more Republicans to come out to support Trump. Only 15% think that’s a winning issue for the left.
“The most noticeable change over the past four months is among voters not affiliated with either major political party. Just 28% said Trump would be re-elected in December, but now 38% feel that way. Twenty-one percent (21%) of unaffiliateds believe he will be impeached, but that compares to 31% in the earlier survey.
“Even among voters who see impeachment as the better strategy for this year’s Democratic congressional candidates, just 37% think Trump is likely to be impeached before serving his first full term in office.”
Maybe Republicans should encourage Democrats to keep concentrating on imaginary collusion and Stormy Daniels because it seems to be working and pushing Trump’s numbers up.
The reality is that more people are seeing the Democrats as empty and looking at the positive results from the economy to foreign policy that Trump is producing, and they’re liking it.