Trump approval rating ticks up to 47 percent

President TrumpDonald John TrumpRouhani says Iran will never seek nuclear weapons Trump downplays seriousness of injuries in Iran attack after US soldiers treated for concussions Trump says Bloomberg is 'wasting his money' on 2020 campaign 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 Ann WarrenSanders joins Biden atop 2020 Democratic field: poll The Hill's Morning Report - Trump trial begins with clashes, concessions Hillary Clinton tears open wound with her attack on Sanders MORE (D-Mass.) and Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisRep. Bobby Rush endorses Bloomberg's White House bid Actor Michael Douglas endorses Bloomberg for president Democrats: McConnell impeachment trial rules a 'cover-up,' 'national disgrace' MORE (D-Calif.) have started to gain ground on former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenSanders joins Biden atop 2020 Democratic field: poll The Hill's Morning Report - Trump trial begins with clashes, concessions Trump says impeachment lawyers were 'really good' 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 SandersSanders joins Biden atop 2020 Democratic field: poll The Hill's Morning Report - Trump trial begins with clashes, concessions Trump on Clinton's Sanders comments: 'She's the one that people don't like' MORE (I-Vt.) with 11 percent and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegSanders joins Biden atop 2020 Democratic field: poll The Hill's Morning Report - Trump trial begins with clashes, concessions Hillary Clinton tears open wound with her attack on Sanders 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.