Poll: Trump approval on economy ticks up 2 points

A new Hill-HarrisX poll finds 54 percent of registered voters approve of Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpOklahoma City Thunder players kneel during anthem despite threat from GOP state lawmaker Microsoft moving forward with talks to buy TikTok after conversation with Trump Controversial Trump nominee placed in senior role after nomination hearing canceled MORE's handling of the economy, up two percentage points from the June 22-23 survey.

While the President's numbers on the economy remain above water, Trump's overall job approval has ticked down in recent surveys.

Forty-five percent of voters approve of the job Trump is doing as president, while 55 percent disapprove.

The president's numbers are down 1 percentage point from the June 22-23 survey, where he received 46 percent support, and two percentage points from the June 8-10 survey, where he received 47 percent support.

The poll found one-quarter of voters in the July 7-10 survey said they 'strongly approve' of the President, while 20 percent somewhat approve.

By contrast, 42 percent of voters said they "strongly disapprove" of Trump's job as president, while 13 percent somewhat disapprove.

"The reason it's important to follow the approval rating is because an election with an incumbent president is a referendum on that president," Karlyn Bowman, public opinion analyst and senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, told Hill.TV.

The Hill-HarrisX poll was conducted online among 2,841 registered voters between July 7 and 10. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 1.9 percentage points.

Gabriela Schulte