Trump Approval Rises in Another New Poll

Cheryl Sanders
September 21, 2017

According the most recent data, President Trump's job performance ratings have declined since the May Poll, falling from 37 percent to 29 percent.

Approval of the job US President Donald Trump is doing has increased for the first time since February, a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll revealed on Thursday. Trump's disapproval rating was 52 percent in this poll.

On other issues, Trump's performance has been less popular.

More than 70 percent approve of the move.

Democratic pollster Fred Yang, one of the people who conducted the NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, said Trump's willingness to work with Democrats played a large role in the recent polling spike.

The 43 percent figure matches Trump's standing in the latest Economist/YouGov poll-the best top-line figure for the president in a major poll since June, per the RealClearPolitics average.

In their nightly newscasts over the summer, the MRC found, the big three networks covered the Russian Federation investigation with 415 minutes (94 percent negative); the effort to repeal and replace Obamacare with 176 minutes (97 percent negative); the North Korean nuclear saber-rattling with 136 minutes (86 percent negative); and Trump's reaction to the violence in Charlottesville with 97 minutes (97 percent negative).

Asked about the president's accomplishments since he took office, only 33 percent said Trump had accomplished either "a great deal" or "a fair amount" in his tenure thus far in the White House. The survey, taken from September 13-18, asked questions to 398 Pennsylvania registered voters, including 191 Democrats, 152 Republicans and 55 Independents. There's a 2% margin of error.

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