President Donald Trump is enjoying his highest approval ratings since taking office two years ago, even amid the calls for his impeachment, according to The Hill.
“The survey found that 48 percent approve of the job Trump is doing, compared to 52 percent who said they disapprove,” The Hill reported. “That’s up from 45 percent approval in March. The last time the president’s job approval rating reached 48 percent in the Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll survey was in June of 2017.”
The president seems to be getting some traction from economic gains, with a record-breaking 62 percent of Americans approving of his approach to dealing with unemployment, and 59 percent who think he’s taking the correct approach to the economy.
39 percent of voters believe that the country is on the right track and 51 percent think that the economy is going in the right direction, according to The Hill. For 71 percent of voters, they have confidence that the economy is either somewhat or very strong.
“People’s views on the economy are gradually pushing Trump’s numbers up and his actions on other issues like China and immigration are neutral to positive,” said Mark Penn, the co-director of the Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll survey according to The Hill. “Every point of increase in this range of 45 to 50 improves the possibility of re-election.”
This poll comes on the heels of a new Gallup Poll which found that the number of Americans who believe that President Donald Trump has the “personality and leadership qualities a president should have” has increased seven percent over his time in office.
According to the poll, the 40 percent of Americans who believe that Trump has what it takes is still a minority to the sixty percent who think that one of the last two presidents had the right type of characteristics at this point in their presidency.
While former presidents Obama and Bush the second had better ratings on leadership qualities at the two-year mark in their time in office, the current president beats out his predecessors on the issues that matter most to voters, according to Gallup.
“As Trump seeks a second term, his chances of winning re-election appear greater if the campaign is decided on issues rather than character,” Gallup reported. “His two immediate predecessors were viewed similarly to him on issues but were rated far superior on character. Both ultimately won re-election.”