Trump job approval rises amid record partisan gap: Gallup

President TrumpDonald TrumpOvernight Defense & National Security — The Pentagon's deadly mistake Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by Climate Power — Interior returns BLM HQ to Washington France pulls ambassadors to US, Australia in protest of submarine deal MORE's job approval rating rose 4 percentage points in a Gallup poll released Thursday that also found the partisan divide between Republicans and Democrats at a record high.

The president's approval rating now stands at 43 percent, compared to 39 percent in August, according to the polling giant.


Gallup also noted that the 86-point gap between Republicans and Democrats in the new poll tied a record. An overwhelming 91 percent of Republicans now approve of Trump's performance, compared to just 5 percent of Democrats. More than one-third of independents — 38 percent — approve of the job he is doing. 

Gallup said the 86-point difference has been measured three times during Trump's presidency and once during the term of his predecessor.

Former President ObamaBarack Hussein Obama Chelsea Manning tests positive for COVID-19 The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by National Industries for the Blind - Tight security for Capitol rally; Biden agenda slows Obama backs Trudeau in Canadian election MORE had a gap of 86 percentage points between Republicans and Democrats around the 2012 election, Gallup noted.

Former President George W. Bush was the only other president to have a partisan gap above 80 percentage points, most often during the 2004 election period. 

Trump's recent boost in support comes during a month in which he fired former national security adviser John BoltonJohn BoltonOvernight Defense & National Security — Milley becomes lightning rod Joint Chiefs Chairman Milley becomes lightning rod on right Ex-Trump adviser Bolton defends Milley: 'His patriotism is unquestioned' MORE and canceled talks with the Taliban at Camp David and as Democratic presidential candidates took to the stage for their third debate. 

The new poll was conducted from Sept. 3 to 15 surveying 1,525 adults over the age of 18 in the United States. The margin of error is 3 percentage points.