Trump’s approval creeping up, polls show slight lead in FL, AZ


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President Trump appears to be gaining some ground in the polls, but it depends upon how one reads them.

With the presidential race six weeks away, a new Rasmussen daily presidential tracking poll finds Donald Trump with 52 percent of likely voters approving of his job performance, while 48 percent disapprove.

This comes on the heels of a Washington Post/ABC News survey that shows the president with “a slight advantage” over Democrat challenger Joe Biden in Arizona and Florida, a couple of key states that have been enjoying soaring gun sales and concealed carry popularity.

In the midst of this, anti-gun billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety is out with an email blast bemoaning the president’s intention to nominate a successor to the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Everytown says confirmation of a new associate justice, likely a conservative, could mean bad news for their definition of “gun safety.”

According to Everytown, “Our gun laws could wind up gutted, leading to even more Americans dying from gun violence.”

But gun rights leaders who appeared during last weekend’s online “virtual” 35th annual Gun Rights Policy Conference disagree. They see Trump as protecting the Second Amendment, and stressed the importance of a strong gun owner turnout for the November election.

Alan Gottlieb, founder and executive vice president of the Second Amendment Foundation, said more than 300,000 people viewed it during the initial weekend broadcast. Now that the four-part conference is archived on YouTube, even more people will be able to watch. There are hours of presentations, and they may be viewed here.

Viewers got some timely advice from British radio personality Andre Walker, who stressed that, “Gun ownership is incredibly important in America, simply because it is a lesson about freedom, and when they attempt to take away one freedom and succeed, they come for more freedoms after that.”

So far as the polls are concerned, Rasmussen said 42 percent of those surveyed “strongly approve” of the job Trump is doing, while 43 percent “strongly disapprove.” However, his rallies in key states have been drawing huge crowds, while Biden has been limiting his appearances.

The Washington Post/ABC poll “finds Trump leading Biden in Florida 51 percent to 47 percent among likely voters.” However, among all registered voters, Democrat Biden retains a slight lead, underscoring the importance for gun owners to cast their votes.

In Arizona, the president enjoys a slim 49-48 lead, the WaPo/ABC survey found, according to The Hill.

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Meanwhile, The Hill also reported, “Biden has a 4.1-point advantage in Arizona, according to the RealClearPolitics average. A recent New York Times-Siena College poll released last week found Biden ahead by 9 points in Arizona, although most other recent polls have found a much closer race.”

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