Trump's approval rating lowest in Vermont

Violet Powell
February 4, 2018

President Donald Trump's approval rating is on the upswing, rising above 40 percent for the first time since September and up 10 points from December in a new poll released Wednesday.

The findings signal Trump's best outing in a Monmouth approval poll since the third month of his presidency, when 43 percent registered approval and 46 disapproval last March.

Only the District of Columbia gave Trump a lower rating than Vermont - with just 6 percent of respondents approving of his job performance.

The tax plan itself is also receiving more support.

However, it is not all good news for the President as the majority of Americans still disapproved of the President, although the figure dropped from 56% in December to 50% in January.

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More Americans disapprove (58 percent) than approve (36 percent) of the job Trump is doing.

Overall, 37 percent said Trump's first-year agenda has focused a lot on issues important to average Americans, 34 percent said it has focused a little on these issues, and 26 percent said it has not focused at all on the concerns of average Americans. Fifty-five percent of voters said the president was at least somewhat successful at carrying out his legislative agenda in Congress, a 13 percent improvement from December before Republican leaders passed their sweeping tax package. After having a 15-point lead on a generic congressional ballot question last month, Democrats now hold a mere 2 percentage point edge, at 47% to 45% among registered voters, according to this new poll.

Trump's latest weekly approval rating is 38%, matching his 2017 average.

According to a new Quinnipiac poll, nearly three-quarters of Republicans think President Donald Trump is a good role model for children, while more than two-thirds of Americans on average disagree. "But Democrats who counted on riding public hostility toward the tax bill to retake the House may have to rethink that strategy", he said.

This Monmouth University poll was conducted January 28-30, 2018, among 806 adults.

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