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
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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.
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
To see this poll's cross-demographic tabulations, click here.
To see this poll's methodology and sample demographics, click here.
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