Poll: Trump approval rises to 46 percent while disapproval rating drops

President TrumpDonald John TrumpMinneapolis erupts for third night, as protests spread, Trump vows retaliation Stocks open mixed ahead of Trump briefing on China The island that can save America MORE's approval rating has jumped while his disapproval rating has fallen over the past four months, according to a new poll.

A CNBC poll released Wednesday found that 46 percent of Americans now approve of the job Trump is doing as president, up 6 points from December, while his disapproval rating dropped 6 points and now sits at 43 percent.

The change represents the first time in three years that more Americans have approved of Trump's performance rather than disapproved, according to the CNBC poll, and comes as the president has seen a 12-point jump in approval among registered Democrats.

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The president's stronger job approval showing emerges as Americans' outlook of the future of the economy has tanked amid the coronavirus outbreak, with just 22 percent telling CNBC that the economy's outlook is favorable.

“There are no words for it,” said Micah Roberts, partner with Public Opinion Strategies, which worked with CNBC on the survey. “There is no precedents for confidence in the economy dropping this far this quickly.”

Trump's coronavirus response had the approval of 50 percent of Americans, while congressional Democrats and Republicans sat at 45 percent and 47 percent, respectively. More Americans, 75 percent, approved of the way the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has responded to the outbreak.

CNBC's poll was conducted between April 3 to April 6 among 800 people. The survey's margin of error is 3.5 percentage points.

Updated at 2:37 p.m.