Trump approval rating ticks up to 47 percent

President TrumpDonald TrumpSix big off-year elections you might be missing Twitter suspends GOP Rep. Banks for misgendering trans health official Meghan McCain to Trump: 'Thanks for the publicity' MORE’s approval rating has ticked slightly upward, according to a new Hill-HarrisX poll released on Wednesday.

The survey found 47 percent of Americans approve of the job Trump is doing in the White House, a figure that represents a 2-point increase from when the same poll was conducted two weeks ago. Trump’s disapproval rating, meanwhile, is down 2 points at 53 percent.

Trump’s approval rating was a little stronger among older Americans. Fifty percent of respondents 65 and older approved of Trump's performance. 

Meanwhile, 41 percent of respondents between the ages of 18 and 34 approved of Trump, as did 48 percent of those between the ages of 35 and 49.

The poll was conducted July 8-9 and surveyed 1,001 registered voters. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.

Trump, who officially launched his 2020 reelection bid in June, has seen relatively steady job approval ratings, which have generally hovered around around 45 percent.

The survey’s release comes as the Democratic primary race heats up.

Following the first round of debates, Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenDems look to keep tax on billionaires in spending bill Six big off-year elections you might be missing Republican spin on Biden is off the mark MORE (D-Mass.) and Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisObama looks to give new momentum to McAuliffe Kamala Harris engages with heckler during New York speech Biden's safe-space CNN town hall attracts small audience, as poll numbers plummet MORE (D-Calif.) have started to gain ground on former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenRand Paul calls for Fauci's firing over 'lack of judgment' Dems look to keep tax on billionaires in spending bill Six big off-year elections you might be missing MORE, who remains the frontrunner.

According to an Economist/YouGov poll released on Wednesday, Biden garnered 22 percent support among likely Democratic primary voters, while Warren finished in second place with 17 percent. Harris took third place with 14 percent support.

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersRepublican spin on Biden is off the mark Sanders on Medicare expansion in spending package: 'It's not coming out' Briahna Joy Gray: Biden must keep progressive promises or risk losing midterms MORE (I-Vt.) with 11 percent and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegRepublican spin on Biden is off the mark Unanswered questions remain for Buttigieg, Biden on supply chain catastrophe Buttigieg aims to use Tucker Carlson flap to spotlight paternity leave MORE with 5 percent rounded out the top five.

How Trump stacks up against the Democratic contenders remains a subject of debate. 

Even some of Trump’s own internal polls have shown him trailing Biden in several key swing states.

Trump later dismissed these reports, calling them “fake news” and “fake polling.”

—Tess Bonn

Updated 7:36 p.m.