Americans are starting to feel better about two things: the economy and, by extension, President Donald Trump.
The Republican’s approval rating climbed to 42 percent, a four-point increase from the same poll’s results from September, a rise that’s buoyed by growing confidence that the economy will improve in 2018.
The CNBC All-American Economic Survey released Monday morning also showed 49 percent disapprove of Trump, dropping his “net negative rating”—the difference between his approval and disapproval ratings—to 7 percent. That’s half of what it was this summer.
The stronger approval rating counters other national polls. Most—including Gallup, Pew Research and Reuters/Ipsos—have tracked Trump’s approval rating in the mid-to-low 30s. And RealClear Politics has an average of 37.9 percent approval and a 57.1 percent disapproval.