President Trump has matched his all time high approval rate in the latest Gallup poll.
49% approve vs. 48% who disapprove (+1%)
President Donald Trump’s job approval remains elevated at 49% in the latest Gallup poll, the same as in the previous poll and up five points from an early January poll conducted before Trump was acquitted by the Senate in his impeachment trial.
As in the prior poll, conducted Jan. 16-29, the approval rating from the Feb. 3-16 poll reflects record polarization for a single Gallup poll, with 87 percentage points separating the ratings of Republicans (93%) and Democrats (6%). Forty-three percent of independents approve of Trump, the highest rating for him among the group to date.
Trump’s elevated job approval rating comes at a time when Americans are increasingly positive about the state of the nation. The percentage who are satisfied with the way things are going in the U.S. had already improved from 36% to 41% in a Jan. 3-16 poll, before the rise in Trump’s job approval rating in late January. The latest survey finds a further increase in national satisfaction, with 45% now satisfied, the highest since February 2005.
While Trump job approval and national satisfaction have improved since January, other measures are stable:
- 63% of U.S. adults rate current economic conditions as either excellent or good. Just 9% rate them as poor.
- By 61% to 33%, Americans say the economy is getting better rather than worse.
- Gallup’s Economic Confidence Index, a summary of ratings of current conditions and whether the economy is getting better or worse, is +41. This is essentially the same as last month, but both readings represent a return to the prior high of +44 in October 2000.
- 23% of Americans approve of the job Congress is doing, matching January’s reading, but down slightly from 27% in December.