Trump tweets twice to tout improved favorability

Trump tweets twice to tout improved favorability
President Donald Trump praised on Twitter a new poll that showed his favorability rising to 50 percent. (Dominick Reuter/AFP/Getty Images

President Donald Trump used the power of his social media account on Twitter Monday to spread a new poll showing that his favorability reached 50 percent after languishing for several weeks after his inauguration.

“TRUMP APPROVAL HITS 50%” the president excitedly tweeted.

This is after he retweeted the same from the Drudge Report social media account, with a link to a Rasmussen poll.

The Rasmussen poll shows an uptick in his favorability reaching 50 percent of Americans.

Previously his favorability hit a high of 59 percent right after his inauguration, but slid to a low of 42 percent as stumbling blocks fell before the administration’s agenda. His ban on travel from terror-stricken countries encountered obstruction from the courts, even after the order was re-written. His claim that Obama wiretapped Trump Towers began a political firestorm in the week where he was nearly universally praised for the address to a joint session of Congress.

More recently, Trump has scored some wins, as illegal immigrant crossings are dropped  to historical lows, sanctuary cities shut down those policies based on threats from the federal government to shut down funding, and Americans appeared to support the airstrikes in Syria and the MOAB dropping on the Islamic State in Afghanistan.

AP/Susan Walsh President Donald Trump's approval ratings have improved to 50 percent according to a new Rasmussen poll. Just after his inauguration, Trump's job approval peaked at 59% and remained in the 50s every day until early March. Trump's ratings have improved despite multiple reports of staff infighting in the White House and after his meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Trump also approved a missile attack in response to Syria's use of chemical weapons, and the military dropping the "Mother of All Bombs" on Islamic State terrorists in Afghanistan.