The number of Americans supporting incumbent President Donald Trump has reached 43 percent and exceeded Barack Obama’s support at the same time of his term in 2012. To such conclusion researchers from the Gallup Institute after the next poll, the result of which is published on the official website of the organization.
Barack Obama boasted only 40 percent support in the same period. Trump himself recently came out of a similar situation — in August, he was supported by only 39 percent of voters. The average rating this year was 42 percent. The lowest-37 percent-it was at the beginning of the year, and the highest, to 46 percent, rose after rumors about trump’s ties to Russia were not confirmed.
At the same time, the results of the survey continue to show a record polarization of public opinion: among Republican voters, the head of state is supported by 91 percent, and among supporters of the Democratic party-only 5 percent. The same figure, only with opposite values — at 6 and 92 percent, respectively — was Obama’s before his re-election in 2012.
The only President before trump and Obama, about which opinions differed by more than 80 percent — George W. Bush. Before him, the record of public division belonged to Republican Ronald Reagan.