Marist poll: Trump job approval rating reaches highest point

Marist poll: Trump job approval rating reaches highest point
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President TrumpDonald TrumpNoem touts South Dakota coronavirus response, knocks lockdowns in CPAC speech On The Trail: Cuomo and Newsom — a story of two embattled governors McCarthy: 'I would bet my house' GOP takes back lower chamber in 2022 MORE’s job approval rating is at 42 percent according to a new Marist poll, the highest it’s been in the poll since he took office more than a year ago.

Trump's approval rating rose from the 38 percent he received in the poll last month. And the percentage of Americans who strongly approve of Trump held at 24 percent from last month’s survey, an all-time high for the president.

Fifty percent of Americans surveyed in the poll said they disapprove of Trump’s job performance, down from the 54 percent who said the same in the poll last month.


A CNN poll last month found that Trump’s approval rating had fallen to 35 percent, matching the lowest level of his presidency.

The Marist poll also found that 42 percent of Americans think that Trump’s new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports would hurt the U.S. economy, compared to 27 percent who said they thought the tariffs would help.

Trump’s announcement last week that he would impose the tariffs dominated headlines in the days ahead of the poll. GOP lawmakers came out against the president’s announcement, and other countries have threatened retaliation against the U.S. if the tariffs are implemented.

Trump’s chief economic adviser Gary CohnGary David CohnOn The Money: Wall Street zeros in on Georgia runoffs | Seven states sue regulator over 'true lender' rule on interest rates | 2021 deficit on track to reach .3 trillion Former Trump economic aide Gary Cohn joins IBM The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC - Trump OKs transition; Biden taps Treasury, State experience MORE announced that he would leave the White House over disagreements about the new tariffs.

Marist conducted phone interviews with 1,050 American adults from March 5-6. The poll has a margin of error of 3.8 percentage points.