A recent Gallup survey shows a wide discrepancy between President Donald Trump’s approval rating among voters of different political parties. The president’s approval rating among Republicans is an exceptionally high 90%, while among Democrats it is a low 6%. Among independents it is 33%. The president’s overall approval rating among all voters is 40%.
There was a slight uptick in the president’s approval rating last week, which coincided with the State of the Union Address given a week ago. The president touted a strong economy in which 2.4 million jobs have been created since his taking office, and corporations such as Apple and Chrysler announcing major investments back in the U.S.
The president also proposed an immigration reform package in which 1.8 million undocumented immigrants would receive a pathway to citizenship in exchange for increased border security and changes to some immigration programs.
Polls showed that a large majority of Americans, 75%, approved of the message the president delivered in the State of the Union. Over 80% of respondents said they felt the president was trying to unite the country, and 65% said the speech made them feel proud. Only a combined 35% said the speech made them feel scared or angry.