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Trump approval rating up to 46 percent; highest in nearly a year

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FILE – In this Jan. 31, 2019, file photo President Donald Trump holds a meeting with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Trump turned up the pressure on China Sunday, May 5, threatening to hike tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, […]

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KETK) – President Trump has received an approval rating bump since the release of the Mueller report, according to the latest poll from Gallup.

His approval rating now stands at 46 percent with 50 percent disapproval. It’s his highest approval rating form a Gallup poll since June of 2018. 

The bump comes since the release of the Mueller report that found no evidence of collusion with Russia in the 2016 election, but did not come to a conclusion of obstruction of justice. 

The poll was conducted April 17-30 so any reaction to Attorney General William Barr’s testimony is not shown. Barr has come under fire since it was revealed Mueller disagreed with his presentation of the report. 

Another factor that has led to his bump is a steadily growing economy, and a great first quarter jobs report. 

However, Democrats have stayed active in trying to learn more about the Mueller report and are looking to bring Mueller himself to testify sometime later in May.

Many Congressional Democrats, including some presidential candidates, have called for impeachment proceedings to begin against Trump.

Other Democrats, including Speaker Pelosi, are worried that it could backfire and push away moderate voters in the 2020 election.

Trump has had the lowest average approval rating for a first-term modern president. However, his current approval rating is now higher than President Obama’s at the same time in his first term.

Results for this Gallup poll are based on telephone interviews conducted April 17-30, 2019, with a random sample of 1,024 adults, aged 18 and older, living in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. For results based on the total sample of national adults, the margin of sampling error is ±4 percentage points at the 95% confidence level. 

Current Approval/Disapproval rating by Party

Republican: 91/8 (down 1 point)

Independent: 37/60 (up 4 points)

Democrat: 12/87 (up 3 points)

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