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President Trump's Approvals Return to Early 2017 Highs

President Donald Trump, charged by the U.S. House of Representatives with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, is currently being tried in the U.S. Senate. No less, the "Teflon Don" is enjoying a noticeable approval-rating bump.


According to the RealClearPolitics polling average, the president's approval rating is 45.5%, with 51.7% disapproving. This is Trump's best result since February 5, 2017, a few weeks into his presidential term, and it is just six-tenths of a point shy of former President Barack Obama's approval rating on January 26, 2012: 46.1%. Obama went on to win reelection with a majority of the popular vote on Election Day 2012.

The FiveThirtyEight polling aggregation shares a similar story. Among likely or registered voters, the president's approval rating is 44.8%, with 51.8% disapproving. This is Trump's best result since March 2017.

Support for the president's economic policies has also surged. The RealClearPolitics average show…