Trump's approval rating on economy hits new high: Gallup

Trump's approval rating on economy hits new high: Gallup
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpEsper sidesteps question on whether he aligns more with Mattis or Trump Warren embraces Thiel label: 'Good' As tensions escalate, US must intensify pressure on Iran and the IAEA MORE's approval rating on the economy has reached a new high, according to a Gallup poll published Tuesday.

The poll showed that 56 percent of adults in the U.S. approve of Trump's handling of the economy, the best mark of Trump's presidency and the highest approval rating for Trump on any of the 14 issues in the poll.

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The poll also found that a majority of voters approve of Trump's handling of unemployment and of the situation with North Korea, with 54 percent approving of Trump's job with unemployment and 51 percent approving on North Korea. 

But the president's overall approval rating still sits at just 43 percent, according to the poll. Another 54 percent of adults, meanwhile, disapprove of Trump's performance as president.

Trump gets the lowest marks on his handling of relations with Russia, race relations and corruption in government, according to the poll. The poll found that 39 percent, 38 percent and 37 percent approve of Trump's handling of those three issues, respectively.

Respondents were split heavily along partisan lines in their views of Trump. 

Ninety-three percent of Republicans approve of Trump's handling of the economy, compared to just 20 percent of Democrats. Additionally, just 6 percent of Democrats approve of Trump's overall job performance, while 90 percent of Republicans approve, according to the poll.

The poll's results are based on interviews with 1,932 adults from Feb. 12 to 28. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.