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Poll: Trump’s approval rating highest in nearly a year

President Trump’s approval rating jumped to its highest point in roughly 11 months but remains underwater, a survey released Monday found.

The CNN poll, conducted from March 22-25, showed Trump with a 42 percent approval rating, up 7 points from the network’s same poll last month. Meanwhile, 54 percent of voters disapprove of Trump’s job performance.

Trump got positive marks on his handling of the economy, where 48 percent of people approve of his performance, compared to 45 percent who disapprove. 

{mosads}Just over 50 percent of voters disapprove of Trump’s handling of both gun policy and foreign affairs, the poll found.

This month’s CNN survey features Trump’s highest marks since April 2017, when the network found 44 percent of voters said they approved of Trump’s performance.

Monday’s poll comes amid a string of personnel changes in Trump’s Cabinet. Gary Cohn, Trump’s top economic adviser, resigned earlier this month, and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was forced out a short time later.

Trump has since announced national security adviser H.R. McMaster is leaving early next month, and Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin is reportedly set to be the next to go.

Trump has personally been the subject of recent claims he had multiple extramarital affairs around 2006.

Adult-film star Stormy 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.

The White House has denied the women’s claims.

Monday’s CNN poll found 63 percent of Americans said they believe the women, while 21 percent said they believe Trump’s denials of those affairs.

The poll of 1,014 adults had a margin of error of 3.7 percentage points. 

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