PRESIDENT TRUMP’S JOB APPROVAL TRENDING UPWARD IN GALLUP …
According to the most recent Gallup poll, President Donald Trump’s job approval rating averaged 45% in Gallup polling last week, tying his personal high. Trump has been on a roll lately with positive jobs reports, low unemployment and a historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in order to denuclearize the Korean peninsula. Trump’s current approval rating rose 3 percentage points since June 10.
President Donald Trump’s job approval rating averaged 45% in Gallup polling last week, tying his personal high. His previous 45% rating occurred in the first week after he was inaugurated as president.
Improved views of Trump last week may stem from his high-profile meetings with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un held early in the week.
While high for Trump, his 45% job approval rating last week is below the historical average of 53% for all presidents in Gallup polling since 1945. Throughout his term, Trump’s job approval ratings have ranked well below those of other presidents at similar points in their presidencies.
Independents’ Job Approval Eclipses 40%
This past week saw an increase in approval among independents to 42% — up from 35% the prior week — which tied for the highest Trump has registered among this group to date. It is only the fourth week in Trump’s presidency in which 40% or more of independents have approved of the job he is doing.