Trump Earns Highest Approval Ratings amidst Impeachment Trial
President Donald Trump earned his highest approval ratings of his presidency amid the ongoing Senate impeachment trial, according to a newly released Gallup poll.
The president got his boost from Republican — 94% of whom approve of him — and independent voters — 42% of whom approve, while Democratic approval sunk to just 7%. Trump’s previous high was 46% approval in the spring of last year.
Notably, a large majority of Americans — 63% — approve of Trump’s handling of the economy, which is seeing the lowest unemployment numbers in 50 years. Trump reached a tentative trade deal with China in December after nearly two years of escalating tariffs and tensions.
This comes as Trump prepares to deliver his third State of the Union address on Tuesday night and the Senate prepares for a likely acquittal in Trump’s impeachment trial.
Gallup conducted this poll of 1,033 US adults from January 16-29 and it has a 4 percentage point margin of error.
Here are some highlights from the poll:
49% of Americans approve of Trump’s job performance, while 50% of disapprove.94% of Republicans approve of Trump’s job performance — four points higher than his previous record — and 42% of independents approve of him, up five points from January. Just 7% of Democrats approve of Trump — and the gap in approval between the parties is a high of 87 points. 63% of Americans approve of Trump’s handling of the economy — his highest rating ever and up from 57% in November 2019.50% of Americans approve of Trump’s handling of trade with foreign countries — a record high for him.47% of Americans approve of Trump’s handling of foreign affairs — a record high for him.53% of Americans approve (45% disapprove) of Trump’s deadly strike on Iranian leader Qassem Soleimani50% of Americans say Trump deserves a second term in office — up from 41% in November 2018