With the presidential election just six months away, President Trump is getting some good news from Gallup about his approval numbers.
He is up six points from just two weeks ago.
The best part? He is getting this bump largely due to independent voters.
The Hill reports:
Trump hits 49 percent approval rating in Gallup poll
President Trump’s job approval soared to 49 percent in a new Gallup poll released Thursday, making up a 6-point loss from a similar survey released just two weeks ago.
The new approval number is tied for Trump’s personal best in Gallup’s polling data. A survey conducted by Gallup in mid-March similarly found his approval ticking up to 49 percent before it took a 6-point dive in the first half of April.
The poll released on Thursday marked a rare instance in Gallup’s polling history in which Trump’s overall approval is above water. Only 47 percent of respondents said they disapprove of the job he’s doing in the White House…
The 6-point jump in Trump’s overall approval rating owes primarily to a bump in support among independents, according to Gallup. Forty-seven percent of independents said they approve of the president’s handling of his job compared to only 39 percent in the previous April survey.
FOX News has more on this:
The new survey found 49 percent approve of the president’s job in office and 47 percent disapprove, a personal best with Gallup for Trump. Two weeks ago, 43 percent approved of the president’s job, according to the pollster…
Trump still holds steady to his Republican base, 93 percent of whom approve of his job. Meanwhile, only eight percent of Democrats approve.
Trump reached his highest quarter approval during his 13th quarter in office (Jan. 20 through April 19) at 47 percent, as he faced impeachment in the House of Representatives.
The president’s average approval rating with Gallup throughout his three years in office remains at 40 percent.
The Gallup poll surveyed 1,016 U.S. adults by telephone from April 14 to 28. It has a margin of error of 4 percentage points.
Trump supporters can’t take anything for granted next fall, but this is encouraging news for them.
Particularly the part about independents.