Due in part to a booming economy, the president hit a 47 percent approval rating among American voters, rising five points from April and setting a new record high approval rating for the Trump presidency. Fifty percent of American voters still disapprove of the president, however, but this number is down from 54 percent in April.
Additionally, Trump overall approval rating amongst Americans reached 44 percent, up by five points from the last poll in April. Fifty-three percent of Americans, however, still disapprove of Trump nearly three years into his first term in office.
The percentage of Americans who do not believe that Congress should go through with impeachment proceedings against the president rose by 13 points to a new high of 59 percent since August of last year, while the 37 percent who believe that an impeachment inquiry should be opened remained unchanged from April 2019.
Sixty-one percent of Democrats back the idea of impeaching Trump while only seven percent of Republicans and 37 percent of independent voters find themselves in that camp.
The poll also showed some trouble the president might run into in his re-election goals with 2020 Democratic presidential primary candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden (D) leading Trump in the polls by 10 percent among registered voters.
Outside of Biden, though, the poll shows a toss-up between Trump and the other Democratic candidates in the eyes of American voters.
The president would have an equal match-up against Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-Ind.), but fell behind California Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) by two points and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) by one.
However, Trump polled in the positive against “a socialist” candidate by six percent.