Trump Boasts He’s More Popular Than “Cheatin’ Obama”

Business Insider reports:

President Donald Trump celebrated a poll that showed an upswing in his job approval rating by bashing his predecessor as “Cheatin’ Obama” on Twitter on Tuesday. Trump frequently cites Rasmussen, a right-leaning polling firm that consistently ranks Trump’s approval higher than other polling firms. Based on Rasmussen’s historical numbers, Trump now sits ahead of Obama, who was at 46% at this point in his presidency. Monday marked the first time Trump’s approval rating his risen above Obama’s when controlled for time.

The Hill reports:

Trump still faces a very polarized electorate heading into the November midterm elections, with Rasmussen finding that 49 percent of Americans disapprove of his performance. The poll was taken after a number of developments in the Trump administration, including the departures of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, national security adviser H.R. McMaster, and Veterans’ Affairs Secretary David Shulkin. A number of White House staffers have also recently exited, including longtime Trump aide Hope Hicks.