Trump approval on economy at new high: CNN poll

Trump approval on economy at new high: CNN poll

President TrumpDonald John TrumpChelsea Clinton announces birth of third child Ukrainian officials and Giuliani are sharing back-channel campaign information: report Trump attacks 'the Squad' as 'racist group of troublemakers' MORE’s approval rating on the economy has hit a new high, according to a CNN poll released on Thursday.

A majority of respondents — 56 percent — said they approve of Trump’s handling of the economy, compared with 41 percent who disapproved.

The president's previous high mark on the economy in the CNN poll came in March 2017, when 55 percent approved of his work.

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Trump, a former New York real estate mogul, made the economy a key message ahead of his 2016 election.

Fifty percent of those polled in the new survey said he has done a good job at keeping the promises the made on the campaign trail. Forty-six percent said he had done a poor job and 4 percent had no opinion.

The economy was Trump’s best issue tested in the CNN poll, which found his approval ratings dipped below 50 percent in other areas.

He received a 38 percent approval rating on his health care policies, for example, as well as a 42 percent approval rating on immigration.

A CNN poll released on Wednesday found Trump’s overall approval rating stands at its highest level in two years.

Trump's 43 percent approval rating is the highest since a CNN poll conducted in April 2017 around the 100-day mark of his presidency. His disapproval rating stood at 52 percent in the Wednesday survey. 

The new CNN poll on the economy was conducted by SSRS April 25 through April 28 among a random national sample of 1,007 adults. It has a margin of error of 3.8 percentage points.