President Donald Trump is crawling his way out of the approval rating slump that has plagued his administration for months, a new poll found.
In a Politico/Morning Consult poll released Wednesday morning, Trump’s overall approval rating has jumped 4 percentage points from last month. Trump was at an all time low of 39% in August and now holds 43% approval rating.
Among Republicans, Trump has climbed 7 points to an 80% approval rating. With independents, he has seen a 5-point uptick to 40% approval.
Kyle Dropp, the co-founder and chief research officer of Morning Consult, said that “Trump’s post-Charlottesville plunge proved to be short-lived, and his approval has stabilised.”
“A key driver of this movement appears to be independents. Immediately after Charlottesville, 35% of independent voters approved of Trump, and 58% disapproved. In this latest poll, that has risen to 40% approval and 52% disapproval,” Dropp added.
Other polls reflect the same trends of Trump’s approval ratings increasing over the past month. Gallup, which consistently tracks presidential approvals, shows Trump’s rating increasing slightly over the last month. A mid-September poll from Marist College saw a slight increase as well, bringing Trump to 39% overall from just 35% last month.
However, in the RealClearPolitics average of national polls, Trump’s overall approval increased just slightly to 40%, compared to 55% disapproving.
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