Trump job approval surges to highest level since first month in office, RCP average finds
Even as some congressional Democrats call for impeachment proceedings, President Donald Trump's job approval rating has surged to its highest level since his first month in office, according to the RealClearPolitics polling average.
Recent polling data indicates Trump's improving approval is due more to the economy than to the Mueller report. Last week, a CNN poll found that 56% of Americans approve of his handling of the economy, a new high within that poll. On Monday, an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll found that just 29% of voters believe Mueller's report cleared Trump of wrongdoing, while 42% said it did not and 29% said they weren't sure.
But analysts fear the economic gains could be setback by the news that the administration's trade talks with China have stalled and by the president's threat to drastically increase tariffs on Chinese goods as soon as Friday. Such a move would likely trigger a comparable tariffs on American goods by the Chinese government.
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