MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow reported that a new report by the nonpartisan Cook Political Report shows Trump’s approval rating at 35 percent among likely voters and 45 percent among registered voters.
That puts him in the same position as Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush, and George H.W. Bush.
This comes after he fell short of the 50 percent he had when he took office in January 2017.
He had to deal with the aftermath of the Charlottesville, Virginia, protests, the resignation of his National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, and the death of his son, Beau.
His approval ratings have since dipped to around 30 percent.
But that number could fall again, according to Maddow, as the public gets to see more of the president’s policy agenda.
The Cook Political report, which is based on interviews with 1,500 likely voters in each state and territory, shows that Trump has a net favorability rating of +19, which means that people are either more likely to like or dislike him.
Trump’s overall rating is +13, which Maddow calls “very good news.”
The only major change this month was for Trump’s favorability score, which has improved by +3.
That’s in line with what Maddow had predicted at the time of his inauguration.
Maddow notes that the most popular President in the United States since 1950 is Bill Clinton.
That was before he had his first daughter, Monica Lewinsky, and his first wife, Ivana.
And Clinton’s rating dropped in a number of key categories during his presidency, including healthcare, education, health care, and taxes.
The new report shows that the public’s reaction to Trump’s presidency so far is positive, and that he is not suffering from any major health problems.
Trump is not expected to get an extended recurrence of pneumonia.
Maddows said that there are still two days before Election Day, and Trump has made his last major public appearance on the job, on Tuesday, at a campaign rally in South Carolina.
In addition to the poll, the new report also finds that the president is facing a record number of legal challenges from his administration and the courts.
There are currently 4,000 lawsuits pending against the Trump administration, including an ongoing class action lawsuit against the administration for refusing to comply with a court order that required them to turn over documents relating to a 2016 Russian government effort to influence the 2016 presidential election.
That suit, filed in February, was consolidated by a group of lawyers led by the law firm of Mayer Brown.
Maddower noted that the White House and the Justice Department are trying to settle these lawsuits as quickly as possible, which may take until November to accomplish.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.