A new poll showed that President Donald Trumps approval rating reached 52 percent amid the fight against impeachment.
Rasmussen Reports, a pollster the president frequently cites, said 52 percent of likely U.S. voters approve of his job performance while 47 percent disapprove.
It added, “The latest figures include 38 percent who strongly approve of the job Trump is doing and 40 percent who strongly disapprove.”
On Wednesday, after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced the House would go forward on drafting articles of impeachment, Trump tweeted the Rasmussen poll results.
Former President Barack Obama, during the same time in his presidency, had a 46 percent approval rating, Rasmussen noted.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 5, 2019
As House Democrats have carried out an impeachment probe into Trumps dealings with Ukraine, the president has frequently said he has high approval rating among Republicans.
“In the history of the Republican Party, there has not been this support,” Trump told reporters in London during a NATO press conference. “And as far as Im concerned, I hear the Senate is angry about—the Republican senators are very angry about whats going on because they hurt our country. Theyre hurting our country—the other side—very badly,” he added.
Pelosi suggested that Democrats would move quickly on drafting articles of impeachment, and the House Judiciary Committee announced it will hold a hearing next week.
The hearing was set for Monday, Dec. 9, and is titled, “The Impeachment Inquiry into President Donald J. Trump: Presentations from the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and House Judiciary Committee,”