Trump's job approval rating jumps 5 percentage points, ahead of GOP convention

The increase is compared to a Just the News poll in July

Updated: August 24, 2020 - 5:46pm

President Trump's job approval rating has increased by 5 percentage points from last month, according to a new Just the News Daily Poll with Scott Rasmussen.

The new number was released the same day that the Republican Party starts in four-day nominating convention.

Just the News Poll, Do you approve of the way President Trump is performing his job?
Just the News Daily Poll
With Scott Rasmussen

Among registered voters in the poll, 45% say they approve of Trump's job in office, compared to 40 percent in a Just the News poll last month. A full 29% of respondents said they "strongly approve" of his performance there. The overall rating matches April's for the highest-yet recorded in a Just the News poll. 

Approval among independent voters increased by 9 percentage points – from 31% to 40%. 

"As with any significant change like this, there is no way to immediately know whether it reflects a new trend, a temporary bounce, or statistical noise," Rasmussen said. "Only time will tell."

The survey of 1,200 Registered Voters was conducted by Rasmussen using a mixed mode approach from August 20-22, 2020

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