Political approval ratings

FILE - In this March 14, 2020 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference about the coronavirus in the James Brady Briefing Room at the White House in Washington. Americans give high marks to state and local governments for their handling of the fast-moving coronavirus pandemic that has swiftly remade everyday life. That's according to a new survey from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research that also finds that less than half of Americans approve of the job done thus far by President Donald Trump and the federal government in confronting the virus. Even so, the poll finds Trump’s approval ratings are among the highest of his presidency.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
April 01, 2020 - 2:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans give high marks to state and local governments for their handling of the fast-moving coronavirus pandemic that has swiftly remade everyday life. But less than half approve of the job done thus far by President Donald Trump and the federal government, according to a new...
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In this Feb. 26, 2020 photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the Brady press briefing room of the White House in Washington. In a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, Trump appears unharmed by his impeachment and subsequent Senate acquittal _ in fact he received some of the highest marks of his presidency, though ratings remain more negative than positive. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
February 28, 2020 - 1:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Do Americans trust anyone or anything in public life these days? Even after impeachment, ahead of the elections and amid the coronavirus, some do, according to a new survey. President Donald Trump appears unharmed by his impeachment and subsequent Senate acquittal — in fact he...
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., holds a news conference the morning after the impeachment of President Donald Trump ended in acquittal, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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February 07, 2020 - 12:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s impeachment ended with a reminder of why House Speaker Nancy Pelosi resisted the idea for so long — an acquittal everyone saw coming, followed by a bombastic presidential victory lap and a bump in his poll numbers just as the 2020 campaign officially began. Now...
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President Donald Trump holds up a newspaper with the headline that reads "ACQUITTED" at the 68th annual National Prayer Breakfast, at the Washington Hilton, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
February 06, 2020 - 9:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump triumphantly held up copies of two newspapers with banner "ACQUITTED!" headlines as he took the stage at the National Prayer Breakfast a day after avoiding becoming the first president ever removed from office by the Senate. Trump appeared in good spirits...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., left, walks from the Senate Floor on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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February 04, 2020 - 12:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday slammed House Democrats' drive to impeach President Donald Trump as “the most rushed, least fair and least thorough" in history and confirmed that he will vote to acquit him. McConnell said the two impeachment charges against Trump...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Drake University, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
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February 01, 2020 - 9:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The turbulence of impeachment, a contentious presidential campaign and a global virus health threat confront President Trump as he prepares to deliver his State of the Union address Tuesday night. But one thing about the Trump era has remained remarkably steady: public opinion on...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 1999 file photo, President Clinton acknowledges the crowd prior to giving his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill . House Speaker Dennis Hastert of Illinois is at right. Two decades ago, President Bill Clinton delivered his State of the Union address before a nation transfixed by his impeachment. He didn’t use the I-word once. President Donald Trump is far from the first president to deliver a State of the Union address in a time of turmoil. (AP Photo/Win McNamee, Pool, File)
February 01, 2020 - 1:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two decades ago, President Bill Clinton addressed a nation transfixed by impeachment. He didn’t use the I-word once in a State of the Union address that ran on for 78 minutes. Now, President Donald Trump prepares to address the nation under similar circumstances, with the added...
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President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, in Toledo, Ohio. (AP Photo/ Jacquelyn Martin)
January 10, 2020 - 1:45 am
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — President Donald Trump used his first campaign election rally of 2020 to argue that he served up “American justice" by ordering a drone strike to take out Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, while jeering Democratic leaders for questioning his decision to carry out the attack without...
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FILE In this file photo taken on Thursday, April 12, 2012, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin wears 3D glasses as he visits Moscow's Planetarium in Moscow, Russia. Russian President Vladimir Putin prepares to mark his 20th year in power, as the longest-serving leader since Joseph Stalin. (AP Photo/Sputnik, Alexei Druzhinin, Government Press Service, File)
December 30, 2019 - 4:40 am
MOSCOW (AP) — As Russian President Vladimir Putin marks two decades in power , he boasts about his achievements but remains coy about his political future — a reticence that fuels wild speculation about his intentions. Putin points to the revival of Russia's global clout, industrial modernization,...
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Ray Bonachea holds a sign in favor of the impeachment of President Donald Trump, outside of the Trump National Doral Miami golf resort, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, in Doral, Fla. The House of Representatives is expected to vote Wednesday on articles of impeachment. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
December 17, 2019 - 4:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — As the U.S. House of Representatives prepares to take a historic vote on the impeachment of President Donald Trump, the American public is following along, steadfast in its views. Many polls since House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the start of an impeachment inquiry on Sept. 24...
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