President TrumpDonald TrumpHeadaches intensify for Democrats in Florida Stormy Daniels set to testify against former lawyer Avenatti in fraud trial Cheney challenger wins Wyoming Republican activists' straw poll MORE’s job approval rating has swung into positive territory for the first time ever in the latest Washington Post-ABC News poll released on Friday.
The survey finds that 48 percent of voters polled approve of the job Trump is doing, against 46 percent who disapprove. Eighty-six percent of Republicans respondents approve, compared to 49 percent of independents and 17 percent of Democrats.
It’s the highest mark Trump has ever received in the poll, a 5-point jump from the same survey in February and beating his previous best of 44 percent approval in January.
Trump responded to a tweet discussing the results, saying the numbers should actually be 10 points higher.
The president is getting a boost from his handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
Fifty-one percent of respondents said they approve of Trump’s management of the coronavirus, compared to 45 percent who disapprove.
Sixty-six percent of voters polled said they’re confident that the government will handle the crisis, although 58 percent said the Trump administration was too slow in reacting to the outbreak.
The survey of 1,003 U.S. adults was conducted between March 22 and March 25 and has a 3.5 percentage point margin of error.