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May 07, 2018

CNN Poll: 57% of Country Says We're on the Right Track; Trump's Policies (Though Not Trump Himself) See Rise in Popularity

Last week, the unemployment rate fell to 3.9%, a level unseen since Peak Heat of the Clinton Bubble. Jobs increased by only 164,000, but lately those figures have gone up upon revision.

A solid majority of the public, 57%, says the country's on the right track.

And while Trump remains unpopular, his actual policies are increasing in popularity.

President Donald Trump's approval rating is holding steady in a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS, but his numbers on handling several key issues are climbing, as almost 6 in 10 say things in the country are going well.

Overall, 41% approve of the President's work, and 53% disapprove. Those numbers are about the same as at the end of March.

On the issues, however, Trump's numbers are climbing. Approval is up 4 points on the economy to 52%, the first time it's topped 50% since March 2017; up 5 points on foreign trade to 43% approval; and his numbers on immigration have improved 4 points since February, with 40% now approving. On handling foreign affairs, Trump's approval rating tops 40% for the first time since April of 2017, though the increase since March is not statistically significant (42% approve currently).

The President's improving issue ratings come amid a sharp rise in positive impressions of how the country is doing. Overall, 57% say things are going well in the US today -- up from 49% saying the same in February -- which is the largest proportion to say so since January of 2007.


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