Poll: Trump mired at historically low approval level despite voters’ economic optimism

Poll: Trump mired at historically low approval level despite voters’ economic optimism
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpGraham: America must 'accept the pain that comes in standing up to China' Weld 'thrilled' more Republicans are challenging Trump New data challenges Trump's economic narrative MORE’s approval rating is mired at a historically low point, despite voters’ positive outlooks for the economy, according to a new survey.

The Washington Post-ABC News poll published early Sunday found that 36 percent of respondents approve of the job Trump is doing as commander in chief. A majority, 58 percent, said they disapprove.

A majority of Americans, also 58 percent, also have a positive outlook on the United States economy, pollsters found. The Post notes that this percentage is the highest seen in 17 years. Forty-four percent chose the word “good” to describe their views on the economy, while 14 percent chose the word “excellent.”

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Still, 40 percent have a negative outlook on the economy. Twenty-eight percent say the economy is “not so good,” while 12 percent describe it as “poor.”

Results of the poll come just after Trump touted his first year in office with an op-ed boasting about his various accomplishments. The survey was also conducted amid an ongoing battle between lawmakers over a spending bill, which ultimately led to the current government shutdown.

The survey of 1,005 adults across the country was conducted Jan. 15-18. It has a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points.