Trump’s Popularity Skyrockets After State of the Union

It appears President Trump turned the corner on his popularity rating with last Tuesday’s State of the Union address. A new poll shows his speech resonated with millions of Americans.

Trump’s approval rating shot to 50 percent after his address according to new Rasmussen Reports poll. It indicated viewers are standing behind his ideas for the economy, border security, foreign policy and his overall legislative agenda.

“The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows that 50% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Forty-nine percent (49%) disapprove,” a Rasmussen spokesman revealed.

CBS News found in their polling that 80 percent of independents approved of President Trump’s State of the Union. It clearly indicated that Americans favor the booming Trump economy over socialism that would destroy it.

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State of the Union 2019.

President Trump’s speech resonated with millions of Americans.

To no one’s surprise, most registered Republicans and Democrats can usually be expected to vote the party line, but independents can play a major role in elections. Look what Ross Perot did to incumbent George H.W. Bush in the 1992 presidential election. These voters can swing either way.

The president must continue to get his message out effectively if he wants to keep public confidence in him up. The Democrats continue to do their part in re-electing him by moving to a very small and focused base of far-left socialist voters.

Dwight L. Schwab Jr.

Dwight L. Schwab Jr. is a moderate conservative who looks at all sides of a story, then speaks his mind. He has written more than 3500 national political and foreign affairs columns. His BS in journalism from the University of Oregon, with minors in political science and American history stands him in good stead for his writing.


Dwight has 30-years in the publishing industry, including ABC/Cap Cities and International Thomson. His first book, “Redistribution of Common Sense – Selective Commentaries on the Obama Administration 2009-2014,” was published in July, 2014. “The Game Changer – America’s Most Stunning Presidential Election in History,” was published in April 2017.


Dwight is a native of Portland, Oregon, and now a resident of the San Francisco Bay Area.