President Trump's Approval Rating Ticks Up Slightly From His Record Low


After seven months of declining approval ratings, President Donald Trump has turned it around, ticking slightly upward over the past month in two new polls.

Among Republicans, Trump's approval rating has climbed 7 points, to 80%. Still, the polls suggest that among Republicans and independents, and among those with college and advanced degrees, Trump is picking up some support. Among independents, Trump has bounced five points, from 35 percent to 40 percent.

It's by no means a sterling number, especially so early in Trump's presidency ― at this point in their tenure, most of his recent predecessors were pulling positive ratings.

"Trump's post-Charlottesville plunge proved to be short-lived, and his approval has stabilized", said Morning Consult Co-Founder and Chief Research Officer Kyle Dropp.

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Almost half of voters, 49 percent, say they support "a single-payer health care system, where all Americans would get their health insurance from one government plan" - greater than the 35 percent who oppose such a plan.

"A key driver of this movement appears to be independents", he added.

Trump also ticked up Tuesday to 39 percent in Gallup's daily tracking poll, his highest result in that survey since July. And while polls showed his decision to wind down the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program - which shielded some undocumented immigrants brought to the children from deportation - was unpopular, Trump's subsequent nod to bipartisanship by negotiating with Democratic leaders in Congress may have helped stanch the bleeding. The RCP average shows the president at 40 percent overall.

August saw the president's widely criticized response to white supremacist-led violence in Charlottesville and his repeated heckling of Republican leaders.