POLL: Trump’s Approval Rating Trends Upwards After Stormy Daniels Allegations

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President Donald Trump’s approval rating is trending upwards, according to a Tuesday CNN poll, despite adult film star Stormy Daniels’ allegations of an alleged affair between her and Trump.

The Tuesday CNN poll showed 42 percent approve of the way Trump is handling the presidency, which is up seven points since February. The rising numbers include a six-point increases among Republicans as well as Independents, with 86 percent of Republicans and 41 percent Independents approving of Trump’s job as president, according to the poll.

The results come two days after Daniels sat down with CNN anchor Anderson Cooper on “60 Minutes” Sunday to discuss her alleged affair with Trump, detailing that she and the president had consensual sex while he was married back in 2006.

Trump’s lawyers have continued to deny Daniels’ allegations. Daniels has offered to return the $130,000 payment she received in a “hush agreement” worked out with Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen before the 2016 presidential election. Returning the cash  would allow her to speak publicly of the alleged affair.

Cohen has since claimed that Daniels violated the agreement 20 times, which means Daniels could face up to $20 million in damages. (RELATED: Stormy Daniels Might Have To Pay Trump $20 Million Due To Violated Hush Agreement)

The poll was conducted between March 22-25 by a live interviewer through phone calls among a group of 1,014 random adults. There was a margin of error of plus or minus 3.7 percentage points.

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