EDGING UP AND UP
President Trump appears to have a knack for the long march, persevering despite endless, multiple challenges from political foes and a hostile media. That could be paying off.
“President Trump’s job approval rating increased relatively sharply over the past month to 45% in an April 1-9 Gallup poll, up from 39% in March. This marks the third time the 45th president has reached a 45% job approval rating in Gallup trends — his highest in the series,” writes Gallup analyst Justin McCarthy. “The president’s improved rating is the result of small increases among independents and Democrats, whose ratings of the president have increased by six and four percentage points respectively. Republicans’ approval of the president remains unchanged, with about 9 in 10 Republicans approving of Trump’s job performance.”