President Trump's approval rating hits highest mark in 11 months

Charlene Craig
March 28, 2018

According to a new CNN poll, the Trump presidency has reached its highest approval numbers since the end of its first 100 days.

The Public Policy Polling's results were released a day after a CNN poll found Trump received his highest approval rating in almost a year. When broken down by political party, Trump's approval increased most among Republicans and independents, whose approval of his rose by 6% since last month.

Daniels detailed her alleged affair with Trump during an interview that aired Sunday on "60 Minutes", while former Playboy model Karen McDougal shared her story late last week on CNN.

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Overall, 42% approve of the way Trump is handling the presidency, 54% disapprove. But CNN noted that Trump's current standing is only marginally lower than that recorded for President Ronald Reagan in the early 1980s and President Barack Obama in 2010 in the earliest stages of their two-term presidencies.

Trump's handling of foreign affairs merits 39 per cent approval, with 53 per cent saying they disapprove. Additionally, about 51 percent of those polled believe that these women are suing the president primarily to be free from the non-disclosure agreements that they signed.

A majority (54 per cent) disapprove of the way the president has handled gun policy, while 36 per cent approve, roughly the same as in February.

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He gained some particular ground with Republicans and independents.

On the President's character, Trump has made some improvements since November lows on a range of attributes, but most remain in negative territory. Most also say Trump does not care about people like them (56%). Sixty-three percent believe the allegations, and just 21 percent say they believe Trump's denials.

Trump's Environmental Protection Agency Secretary Scott Pruitt and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson have both come under fire recently for frivolous spending in their departments. Results for the full sample have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.7 percentage points, it is larger for subgroups.

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Towards the end of the week our temperatures will be in the mid 60's for daytime highs with partly cloudy skies. After Tuesday, the overall picture looks fairly dry with highs in the lower 50s for the rest of the work week.

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