Newspaper article MinnPost.com

Trump's Gallup Approval Rating Is at 43 Percent

Newspaper article MinnPost.com

Trump's Gallup Approval Rating Is at 43 Percent

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A month ago my occasional update of President Donald Trump’s approval ratings was headlined “Trump approval numbers drifting upward.” They still are, and more so.

It’s still possible to say that the current incumbent’s approval numbers are not good. They are “under water,” meaning more disapprovers than approvers, but not by as much as they have been. For most of his presidency, Trump's approval numbers have been under water by more than 10 points and almost 20 at their worst. Now the gap is less than 10.

Trump's approval numbers are still worse than Barack Obama’s at the same stage of his first term, but not by much.

Trump's current approval numbers, 43 percent approval/ 52 percent disapproval, are now the best they have been since the first weeks of his term, and they have been improving – slowly but fairly steadily – since early December of 2017, according to HuffPost’s tracker, which averages many approval polls. …

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