Trump's numbers are better than Obama's despite the media coverage being much more favorable for Obama than Trump.
Amid the constant storm of bad press, controversy and #resistance outrage, President Trump has seen his approval numbers climb — in fact, according to Rasmussen, he's outpacing President Obama at the same stage in his presidency.
Rasmussen's latest numbers from its daily tracking poll are the best Trump's seen in a while. As of August 2, 50% of U.S. Voters approve of Trump's job performance, while 49% disapprove.
Though he's currently got the edge on overall approval, he's still behind when it comes to those who feel "strongly" about his performance in office. "The latest figures include 35% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 41% who Strongly Disapprove," Rasmussen reports. "This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -6."
Over the last month, Trump has been hovering between 44% to 48% approval. The 50% mark measured Thursday is the highest approval he's attained since May 22.