As President Trump has largely been thrust out of the spotlight, with removal from social media and attention focused on President-elect Joe Biden, his approval rating today reached a threshold just shy of his three-year high.
That's according to the Rasmussen Reports daily tracking poll.
On January 19, Trump's approval reached 51%.
Over the past three years, Trump's popularity peaked a few times at 52%, according to Rasmussen Reports' graph, and once at 53%.
The number of Trump's popularity peaks past 50% during the past three years topped the number of Obama's peaks at or above that level during the same time period.
Trump's lowest popularity mark in the past three years was 42%, most recently last June. But Trump's approval never fell as low as President Obama's during the same time period of the Obama first term: 41% in June of 2010.
In the weeks before the 2020 election, President Trump's popularity frequently bested Obama's at the same point in the Obama presidency, even though President Obama was elected for a second consecutive term and Trump will not be serving a second consecutive term.
After his re-election, Obama's approval skyrocketed briefly to 58%.
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