President Trump approval rating holds steady post-acquittal: Poll

President TrumpDonald John TrumpMark Kelly clinches Democratic Senate nod in Arizona Trump camp considering White House South Lawn for convention speech: reports Longtime Rep. Lacy Clay defeated in Missouri Democratic primary MORE's approval rating has held steady since the time he received an approval bump following his acquittal during the Senate impeachment trial and his State of the Union address. 

The latest Hill/HarrisX poll shows Trump's approval stands at 49 percent with a 51 percent disapproval. 

Party loyalty also remains high in the poll, with 86 percent of GOP voters supporting the president. 

Support among independent voters ticked up slightly to 46 percent, though the increase is within the poll's margin of error. Support among Democratic voters has held at 19 percent.

The President also saw a bump in approval numbers among those ages 35 to 49 years old. The approval among the group jumped 5 percentage points from the last Hill/HarrisX poll, up 56 percent from 51 percent.

The President fared better with males than females, the demographic groups registering 58 percent and 40 percent support respectively. 

“Trump has sustained his post-impeachment trial acquittal and State of the Union bump, holding steady at 49 per cent approval. He has made gains with middle aged voters and independents which are propelling his re-election bid but still faces an 18 point approval gap between men and women, which he has struggled to correct," Dritan Nesho, CEO and Founder of HarrisX, told The Hill.

"If he’s able to break through 50 percent approval, in large part by appealing to more women voters, then Trump will be well-positioned entering the general election,” he added.

Donald Trump has been ramping up efforts to appeal to his base and excite supporters for his 2020 re-election bid. On Sunday, he kicked off the Daytona 500 as the race's grand marshal and heads to Las Vegas, Nevada, to hold a rally ahead of the state's caucuses.

The Hill-HarrisX poll was conducted online among 1,001 registered voters between Feb. 14 and 15. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points. 

—Gabriela Schulte