In a blow to Republicans living in an alternate reality, President Obama’s approval rating continues to soar even higher in a brand new Fox News poll released on Thursday.
According to the poll, 56 percent of Americans approve of the job the current president has done – the eighth Fox poll in a row to show Obama’s approval rating at 50 percent or higher.
3: Another poll with Obama approval at a recent peak. 56% approve/41% disapprove. pic.twitter.com/l6OJn8MorK
— Nick Gourevitch (@nickgourevitch) October 13, 2016
The new numbers directly contradict constant Republican assertions that Obama has destroyed the country and turned the U.S. into a hellscape. Americans actually think the current president has done a pretty good job.
Other recent polling consistently shows the same thing as the Fox Poll: A majority of Americans approve of the job President Obama is doing. According to RealClearPolitics, the current president’s job approval stands at a strong 52 percent when averaging recent polling.
This isn’t just good for the outgoing president, though. It’s also good for the current Democratic nominee.
Obama’s increasing popularity is proof that tying Hillary Clinton’s candidacy to him and calling her a third Obama term won’t hurt the Democratic nominee – if anything, it will only help her chances next month when voters go to the polls.
As we reach the mid-point of October and approach the final few weeks of this campaign, these numbers should have Republicans – particularly Donald Trump – shaking in their boots.
Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as an Affordable Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, helping northeast Ohio residents obtain health insurance coverage.