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Zogby: Trump’s Job Approval Hits New High: ‘He Is Benefiting from the Uptick in Violence’

By Craig Bannister | August 26, 2020 | 4:27pm EDT
Pres. Donald Trump
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“The president has recorded his best job approval on record,” Zogby Analytics noted Wednesday, revealing the results of the polling company’s latest survey.

The national survey of U.S. Likely Voters, conducted August 17-19, 2020, finds that 52% at least somewhat approve of President Donald Trump’s job performance, while 47% at least somewhat disapprove.

Trump’s record job approval is driven by urban voters' concerns about the violent protests and crime ravaging large cities across the nation, Zogby reports:

“As violent protests and violent crime continue to spike in cities like Chicago, Milwaukee New York City, and Portland, Trump's standing with urban voters in large cities (59% at least somewhat approved/38% at least somewhat disapproved), and small cities (51% at least somewhat approved/49% at least somewhat disapproved) continues to climb higher.”

“His law and order message is resonating with urban voters” more than it did a year ago, Zogby reports:

“Another factor continuing to help the president's high approval rating is a rise in crime in our nation's biggest cities. Unlike a year ago, the president is performing well with voters in large cities. It's highly likely he is benefiting from the uptick in violence. His law and order message is resonating with urban voters at the moment.”

Trump’s rating has also “improved drastically” with voters aged 18-29 (50% approve) and 30-64 (54% approve), and has also strengthened among Independents (44%).

What’s more, 62% of union voters voiced approval of the president’s job performance in the survey.

Read full analysis by Zogby Analytics.

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