Gallup: Trump approval rating reaches 11-month high

President Trump’s weekly approval rating has hit an 11-month high, according to polling data released by Gallup on Monday. 

The data found that 42 percent of respondents said they approved of the job Trump was doing at the end of the week of April 29, up from 38 percent the week before. 

The rating is the highest weekly rating for the president since May 7, when his approval rating also hit 42 percent. 

The data also indicated that the gap between those who said they approved of Trump and those who said they disapproved had narrowed over the past year.

The poll came on the heels of an eventful week for the president, who met with French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel and discussed the future of the Iran nuclear deal. 

Trump hinted last week he could end up pulling the U.S. out of the deal. 

Last week also saw further developments in the ongoing negotiations between the two Koreas, with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in. 

However, the White House grappled with allegations surrounding Trump’s pick to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, Navy Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, who later withdrew his nomination.  

Gallup’s weekly presidential approval rating polls are conducted among 1,500 adults across the U.S., with a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points. 

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