Trump approval rating ticks up to 47 percent

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump on Kanye West's presidential run: 'He is always going to be for us' Marie Yovanovitch on Vindman retirement: He 'deserved better than this. Our country deserved better than this' Trump says Biden has been 'brainwashed': 'He's been taken over by the radical left' 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 WarrenThe Hill's Campaign Report: Democratic Unity Taskforce unveils party platform recommendations Progressive activist Ady Barkan endorses Biden, urges him to pick Warren as VP Congress must act now to fix a Social Security COVID-19 glitch and expand, not cut, benefits MORE (D-Mass.) and Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisCensus workers prepare to go door-knocking in pandemic Democrats awash with cash in battle for Senate Tammy Duckworth hits back at Tucker Carlson: 'Walk a mile in my legs' MORE (D-Calif.) have started to gain ground on former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump says Biden has been 'brainwashed': 'He's been taken over by the radical left' Trump says he'll wear mask during upcoming trip to Walter Reed Latino group 'Mi Familia Vota' launches M voter turnout campaign targeting swing states 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 SandersTrump says Biden has been 'brainwashed': 'He's been taken over by the radical left' Ex-Sanders campaign manager talks unity efforts with Biden backers The Hill's Campaign Report: Florida's coronavirus surge raises questions about GOP convention MORE (I-Vt.) with 11 percent and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegBiden strikes populist tone in blistering rebuke of Trump, Wall Street Buttigieg's new book, 'Trust,' slated for October release Biden hires top aides for Pennsylvania 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.