Trump approval rating at 46 percent ahead of Mueller report release

President TrumpDonald John TrumpZuckerberg launches public defense of Facebook as attacks mount Trump leaning toward keeping a couple hundred troops in eastern Syria: report Warren says making Israel aid conditional on settlement building is 'on the table' MORE's approval rating is at 46 percent going into Thursday's expected release of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerFox News legal analyst says Trump call with Ukraine leader could be 'more serious' than what Mueller 'dragged up' Lewandowski says Mueller report was 'very clear' in proving 'there was no obstruction,' despite having 'never' read it Fox's Cavuto roasts Trump over criticism of network MORE's report on Russia's election interference, according to a new Hill-HarrisX poll.

The nationwide survey found that 22 percent of respondents said they "strongly approve" of the president's job in office, with 24 percent saying they "somewhat approve."

Trump's disapproval rating is at 53 percent — 38 percent say they "strongly disapprove" of Trump's job in office, and another 15 percent say they "somewhat disapprove."

The president's approval rating was unchanged from a Hill-HarrisX survey earlier this month, about a week after Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrFederal prosecutors interviewed multiple FBI officials for Russia probe review: report Mulvaney walks back comments tying Ukraine aid to 2016 probe Mulvaney ties withheld Ukraine aid to political probe sought by Trump MORE sent Congress his four-page summary of Mueller's findings, saying the special counsel did not find evidence of collusion between Trump's campaign and Russia.

Barr said Mueller did not take a position on whether there was obstruction of justice on the part of the president.

The Justice Department is slated to release a redacted version of the Mueller report.

HarrisX CEO Dritan Nesho told Hill.TV's Jamal Simmons on "What America's Thinking" that Trump's approval rating is being driven by issues, such as the economy.

“Voters tend to be driven as much by issues or more by issues than they are by personality,” Nesho said Wednesday. “Donald Trump gets pretty low scores on personal likability, but he does get pretty high scores on issues like the economy, stimulating jobs, and increasingly better scores on his handling of foreign policy, and his handling of terrorism."

"These are big driving factors both for his approval and the fact that nothing seems to really stick on the president," Nesho added.

The online survey was conducted April 15-16, among 1,000 registered voters. The sampling margin of error is 3.1 percentage points.

— Julia Manchester