Trump Scores Highest Gallup Approval Rating of his Presidency on Day of SOTU Address

President Trump has reached his highest Gallup approval rating of his presidency in a survey released the day of his State of the Union address.

Per Gallup, the new poll finds 50% of Americans disapproving of Trump, leaving just 1% expressing no opinion. The average percentage not having an opinion on Trump has been 5% throughout his presidency.

Trump’s approval rating has risen because of higher ratings among both Republicans and independents. His 94% approval rating among Republicans is up six percentage points from early January and is three points higher than his previous best among his fellow partisans. The 42% approval rating among independents is up five points, and ties three other polls as his best among that group. Democratic approval is 7%, down slightly from 10%.

GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel tweeted:

.@realDonaldTrump’s policies are delivering bigger paychecks and better jobs for more Americans.

No wonder Gallup just found the President Trump has his highest approval rating since he took office!

The Hill reports President Trump’s approval rating hit 49 percent in a new Gallup poll released Tuesday, his highest mark in that poll since he took office.

The poll, released on the eve of a likely Senate vote to acquit him on impeachment charges and at the outset of an election year, found 50 percent of those surveyed disapprove of Trump’s job performance. Just 1 percent of respondents said they had no opinion.

Trump’s previous high approval rating in the Gallup poll was 46 percent, a number he reached in May after former special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation did not charge him with obstruction of justice or establish he conspired with Russia.

The boost in Tuesday’s poll is largely attributable to a surge in support for Trump from Republicans and independents. The poll found 94 percent of Republicans approve of Trump’s performance, up from 88 percent in early January.

Among independents, 42 percent said they approve of Trump, up from 37 percent in early January.

Seven percent of Democrats said they approve of Trump’s job performance, down from 10 percent in early January.

The poll surveyed 1,033 people and was conducted Jan. 16–29. It has a margin of error of 4 percentage points.