Citizens are increasingly approving of President Donald Trump’s work. 

According to an online survey conducted by NBC News | SurveyMonkey, approval ratings of the president’s performance in 11 southern states increased from the previous survey in September last year.

According to the data collected, 38% strongly approve of his work and 16% somewhat approved, showing an approval rate of 54%, higher than the 52% of 2018.  

These numbers are also higher than his national approval rating, which rose to 48% from NBC’s September 2018 survey, when his approval was at 45%, NBC reported Friday. 

The poll found that the majority of Americans are not satisfied with Congress’s performance: 75% of respondents somewhat disapprove or strongly disapprove of the way Congress, now a Democratic majority, is managing its work. That number rose from 74% last year.

The poll was conducted July 2-16, so most respondents had already responded when the president’s tweets on four Democratic congresswomen caused a stir. 

In those tweets, President Trump suggested legislators Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley, all of foreign descent, to return to their home countries “and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how,” he wrote on Twitter

In this sense, according to Rasmussen daily poll, the approval of the president’s work increased from 46% on July 15 to 50% on July 17, coinciding with the president’s comments about four members of the extreme left of the Democratic Party whom he accused of anti-Semitism and of having anti-American rhetoric. 

Meanwhile, a YouGov poll found that 88% of Republican respondents supported President Trump’s tweets to Democratic congresswomen.

Reuters-Ipsos’s recent opinion poll found that net approval of Republican Party members increased 5 points to 72% from a similar poll the week before. 

Another poll that President Trump himself referred to on Twitter on July 17, the Rasmussen poll, showed a jump of 4 points in the president’s approval ratings. 

“New Poll: The Rasmussen Poll, one of the most accurate in predicting the 2016 election, has just announced that ‘Trump’ numbers have recently gone up by four points, to 50%,” the president wrote on Twitter.

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