Predictions of a Blue Wave in the midterms fueled by hatred for President Trump could be a tad too optimistic when you take into account the president’s popularity with his base and the amount of enthusiasm among Republican voters, so says a new Rasmussen poll.
Trump’s approval rating as of June 7, 2018 was 49 percent, while Barack Obama on June 7, 2010 had a 46 percent approval rating.
According to the poll, Republican voters are more enthusiastic than Democrats and Independents about voting in November than in the last midterm. And why shouldn’t they be? In under two years Trump has begun to turn the misery of the Obama era around, with jobs flooding the country and dropping unemployment rates that Obama told us would never go down.
GOP voters have a president who actually keeps his word, who makes it a priority to follow through on his promises. President Trump’s “America First” policy is palpable, and let’s face it, it’s a wonderful thing to have a president fight for the American people and not sell them out to a globalist agenda. That’s why Republicans think it’s alternate universe time when they hear liberals sound off about how horrible this president is. For Trump supporters, the vitriolic hatred that comes from the Left just doesn’t compute. I mean, they’re crazy! Conservatives didn’t like Barack Obama’s policies, but they never behaved the way liberals do today.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 70% of Likely Republican Voters say they are more likely to vote this year than they have been in past election years. That compares to 64% of Democrats and 51% of voters not affiliated with either major political party.
Among all Likely Voters, 62 percent say they are more likely to vote this year. Only six percent say they are less likely to do so, while 30% say they are just as likely to vote this November as in any other year.
By comparison, in July 2014, 57% said they were more likely to vote that November compared to past elections. Enthusiasm was higher two years ago during the presidential campaign, with 67% who said they were more likely to vote.
The poll also found Trump supporters more likely to vote than those who oppose the president and his policies.
Some 73% of voters who strongly approve of Trump’s job performance are more likely to vote, with 65% of voters who strongly disapprove of the job the president is doing likely tovote.
When it comes to shaping the national political narrative, voters now believe that President Trump sets the agenda inside the Beltway, with the national media coming in at a distant second.
The survey was taken of 1,000 likely voters on June 5-6, 2018. The margin of sampling error is plus or minus three percentage points.
In short, Trump voters are not yet tired of winning, and it’s going to show this November.