Thursday’s Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll has revealed that President Donald Trump’s job approval rating among likely U.S. voters has risen to a comfortable 59 percent.
Of the 1,500 likely voters polled, 44 percent strongly approve of the way Trump has tackled his first week in office, while 31 percent strongly disapprove. That places Trump’s approval index at +13, up from +2 on Inauguration Day, Rasmussen reported.
The pollster notes that the survey coincides with Trump’s latest executive orders, among which are mandates to start construction of the U.S.-Mexico border wall, add thousands of Border Patrol agents, and strip funding from sanctuary cities that do not cooperate with federal immigration laws.
Trump is also expected to soon impose a temporary ban on refugees from a slew of Middle Eastern and African countries until the U.S. government can establish a proper vetting process to keep out dangerous radical elements.
In his first week, Trump also earned bipartisan praise for withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal. His swift follow-through on a number of key campaign promises has also been credited with helping the Dow Jones Industrial Average to break 20,000 for the first time in history.
Rasmussen also found that 72 percent of voters agreed when Trump stated during his inaugural address: “For too long, a small group in our nation’s capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost.”
Likewise, 52 percent agreed when Trump said: “From this day forward, a new vision will govern our land. From this day forward, it’s going to be only America first.” 37 percent disagreed, while 11 percent remained undecided.