Trump Approval Rating Hits Highest Level In 2 Years


Amber Athey Podcast Columnist
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President Donald Trump’s approval rating reached its highest level in two years, according to a new poll from Harvard CAPS/Harris, which suggests in its analysis that consumer confidence in the economy is likely a contributing factor.

Forty-eight percent of voters surveyed said they approve of the job Trump is doing as president, which is the highest approval rating captured by the Harvard poll since June 2017. Trump’s disapproval rating was just slightly higher at 52 percent, as first reported by The Hill.

The survey, which was conducted between May 29 and 30, notes that the good economy could be spurring the relatively high approval rating. Fifty-nine percent of respondents said they approve of Trump’s handling of the economy, while a record 62 percent said they approve of his approach to employment.

A stunning 71 percent of voters viewed the economy as “strong” or “very strong.”

“People’s views on the economy are gradually pushing Trump’s numbers up and his actions on other issues like China and immigration are neutral to positive,” Mark Penn, the co-director of the Harvard poll, said. (RELATED: April Jobs Report: 263,000 Jobs Added)

The Department of Labor reported in its April jobs report that the unemployment rate fell to 3.6 percent and the economy added 263,000 jobs, making March the 103rd consecutive month of job growth. The unemployment rate was at its lowest level in 50 years.

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