Trump approval bounces back at 42 percent


Trump approval bounces back at 42 percent

President TrumpDonald John TrumpCynthia Nixon calls for Americans to "take to the streets" if Trump fires Mueller Trump declines to implement new Russian Federation sanctions Comey praises McCabe: He "stood tall" while "small people" tried to tear down the FBI MORE received his highest approval ratings in 2017 from residents of West Virginia, a poll released Tuesday found, while his lowest rating came from Vermont. Vermont is the least approving state, registering just 26 percent.

Trump's job approval rating now stands at 42 percent, while 50 percent disapprove of his handling of the presidency, according to the poll.

What about Republicans? A whopping 72 percent said Trump is a good role model for children, and only 22 percent disagreed.

Other polling corroborates this positive momentum.

A full 67 percent of US voters said Trump is not a good role model for kids, with only 29 percent insisting that the president is someone children should seek to emulate. A Fox News poll showed him up from 38% to 45% among registered voters since October. The latter finding mirrors a WBUR poll earlier this month that put Trump's job approval at 29% in the Bay State.

In addition to West Virginia, the states where at least half the respondents approved of Trump included several western states (Wyoming, Idaho, Montana and Alaska), several southern states (Oklahoma, Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee and Arkansas) and two Midwestern states (North and South Dakota).

According to the poll, 55% of voters thought Trump was successful in carrying out his legislative agenda - an increase of 13% from December.

While Democratic candidates held a 15-point lead in a generic match-up with Republican officials in December, their lead shrunk to a mere 2 points in January.

"While there is still some way to go to really win over the public, it looks like the needle has moved in the Republicans' direction since passage of the tax bill", said Patrick Murray, director of the independent Monmouth University Polling Institute.

The poll, conducted from January 28-29, surveyed 806 adults. It has a margin of sampling error of -3.5% pts.



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