Marist poll: Trump job approval rating reaches highest point

Marist poll: Trump job approval rating reaches highest point
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpKoch-backed group launches six-figure ad buy against Heitkamp Anti-abortion Dem wins primary fight Lipinski holds slim lead in tough Illinois primary fight MORE’s job approval rating is at 42 percent according to a new Marist poll, the highest it’s been in the poll since he took office more than a year ago.

Trump's approval rating rose from the 38 percent he received in the poll last month. And the percentage of Americans who strongly approve of Trump held at 24 percent from last month’s survey, an all-time high for the president.

Fifty percent of Americans surveyed in the poll said they disapprove of Trump’s job performance, down from the 54 percent who said the same in the poll last month.


A CNN poll last month found that Trump’s approval rating had fallen to 35 percent, matching the lowest level of his presidency.

The Marist poll also found that 42 percent of Americans think that Trump’s new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports would hurt the U.S. economy, compared to 27 percent who said they thought the tariffs would help.

Trump’s announcement last week that he would impose the tariffs dominated headlines in the days ahead of the poll. GOP lawmakers came out against the president’s announcement, and other countries have threatened retaliation against the U.S. if the tariffs are implemented.

Trump’s chief economic adviser Gary Cohn announced that he would leave the White House over disagreements about the new tariffs.

Marist conducted phone interviews with 1,050 American adults from March 5-6. The poll has a margin of error of 3.8 percentage points.