President Donald Trump has crossed another milestone in his presidency, according to a new Gallup poll which shows that his job-approval rating has hit a new high of 46 percent, which outdistanced his former high of 45 percent shortly after his election, according to the National Review.
The rating seems to have taken an uptick since the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report covering his almost two yearlong instigations into possible collusion between Trump’s campaign and the Russian government.
That report found that there was no proof of collusion, despite what several ex-Department of Justice officials publicly stated.
“On one hand, polling below 50 percent still isn’t a good place to be for an incumbent, especially given the strong economy, and the president currently trails Joe Biden by 7 points and Bernie Sanders by 3 points in the RealClearPolitics average of polls,” the National Review reported.
“On the other hand, Barack Obama’s job-approval rating was 44 percent in Gallup polling at the same point in his presidency (April 2011), and he still managed to find a way to win re-election in 2012.”
In addition to the positive reception by Americans who considered the special counsel’s report to clear the president of possible wrongdoing, the Trump administration has also claimed victory in the stock market and jobs area of the economy.
“If the economy hums along in the coming year, Americans’ confidence in his and other leaders’ economic management may buoy Trump’s approval rating past the 50% mark,” Gallup reported.
An April 5, accounting found that the U.S. gross domestic product increased by 3.2% in the first quarter, and U.S. stocks reaching new highs, according to Gallup.
Along with his higher overall approval, the president enjoys a 91 percent approval rating among Republicans, which is only one percentage point off his all-time high of 92 percent among his own party. However, he has only a 12 percent approval rating among Democrats, and 37 percent among independents.