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Zogby: Trump Bigger With Base Than Obama, Reagan Before First Midterms

Zogby: Trump Bigger With Base Than Obama, Reagan Before First Midterms
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By    |   Friday, 15 June 2018 11:45 AM

President Donald Trump is more popular with his party than almost any other recent president, according to pollster John Zogby.

Zogby noted this week that Trump's high approval rating within his own party ranks him above every other recent president, aside from George W. Bush, at this point in their terms.

"His approval ratings within his own party are high," Zogby said at the Washington Foreign Press Center this week. "If you look today, 87 percent of Republicans give him a positive approval rating."

The Zogby Poll found in May that 86 percent of Republicans approve of Trump, compared to 13 percent who disapprove.

"What's that mean? At this point in his presidency, Barack Obama had a 79 percent rating among Democrats," Zogby said. "The only president at this point in time in the presidency to outscore Donald Trump was George W. Bush at 95 percent, and of course, by this point in time, we had launched the war in Iraq. Ronald Reagan wasn't this high. Jack Kennedy wasn't this high. The GOP is the party of Trump."

Zogby, a longtime Democrat, wrote in the Washington Examiner's presidential report card last week that Trump "has consolidated his base, although he is thus far also energizing the Democratic base as well."

While Democrats made a significant showing in the recent primaries, the GOP firmly rejected Rep. Mark Sanford, R-S.C., an outspoken critic of Trump, who lost his primary to a conservative challenger just a week after fellow Trump-critic Rep. Martha Roby, R-Ala., failed to win more than 50 percent of the vote in her primary, forcing a runoff.

"The Democrats had a good week in this week's primaries in good part due to extra voters coming out to make a statement against the president," Zogby said.

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