President Donald Trump has reached a personal best approval rating on economic performance. His economic approval rating is also seven points higher than the average achievement ratings of other presidents reaching back to Ronald Reagan.
A Gallup poll released Monday found that 53 percent of Americans asked approve of the president’s job performance on the economy. That’s three percentage points higher than the number found by Gallup in an August survey — previously his personal best on the issue. (RELATED: Trump Fires Off Blistering Tweets Over NYT Story Claiming Hes Questioned Pence’s Loyalty)
Gallup noted that Trump is out-performing the approval ratings that previous presidents received on economic performance.
Ethnic groups that have traditionally been afflicted by high levels of unemployment, too, are seeing a reverse in that trend, with black unemployment rates lower than they have been since 1972. The stock market remains bullish despite predictions from some liberal economists that the economy would tank under Trump.
The same Gallup poll suggests that Trump is enjoying less acclaim from the voters on issues like foreign affairs, immigration and health care, with fewer than 50 percent of respondents indicating their approval in these policy areas.
Gallup questioned 1,037 people during the period Nov. 1-11 — talking to some respondents before the midterm elections this month and others following the voting. The margin of error for the poll is plus or minus four percentage points.