President Donald Trump’s job approval rating jumped 5 percentage points to 49% in the latest Gallup survey, matching the highest mark of his presidency.
Trump enjoyed a 49% approval rating in late January and early February during the time of his acquittal in the Senate impeachment trial. That week was a really good week for the president. But since then, his rating had dropped. Now it appears that the president is again enjoying a “small rally of public support,” as he has reclaimed his all-time high.
The bump is likely due to a favorable view of how Trump has handled the COVID-19 outbreak within the United States, Gallup reported:
Trump’s response to the novel coronavirus pandemic may be behind his higher overall approval rating. Americans give the president generally positive reviews for his handling of the situation, with 60% approving and 38% disapproving. Ninety-four percent of Republicans, 60% of independents and 27% of Democrats approve of his response.
Trump also gained favor from two unlikely sources: Democrats and independents. While the president’s approval rating among Republicans held steady at just over 90%, his approval rating among Democrats grew by 6 points and grew among independents by 8 points in the recent survey. (Read more from “Recent Poll: Trump’s Approval Rating Jumps 5 Points to 49%, Matching His All-Time High” HERE)