In the latest poll by CNN, President Donald Trump’s job approval rating saw an uptick, reflecting the booming economy under his administration.
CNN’s Phil Mattingly delivered the statistics on Tuesday that show the president’s approval rating currently at 42 percent.
The disapproval rating for Trump sits at 51 percent, which is the lowest disapproval over his entire presidency.
During the longest partial government shutdown in history, Trump found himself at 37 percent approval, then at 40 percent approval in February, leading to his newest rise in March.
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President Trump's overall approval rating has ticked up to 42% in a new poll — and his disapproval numbers have hit the lowest point in CNN polling since the start of his presidency https://t.co/hBvJ8LQztr pic.twitter.com/92u0iuxocW
— CNN (@CNN) March 19, 2019
The president’s approval rating reflects Americans’ confidence in the economy.
Of those polled, 71 percent said the economy in good condition, portraying the best number since February 2001.
As IJR Red reported, Bureau of Economic Analysis statistics show that in 2018, the economy grew at a rate of 2.9 percent.
Kevin Hassett, the chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, previously said he is “confident” that “2019 will be another 3 percent year,” noting that “our policies are working.”
Republicans responded to the news of the upward poll numbers:
Pro-growth policies are working.
Keep this in mind, America. When you hear Dems’ policies, ask them how much they would cost.
Here are just a few:
Green New Deal: $93 trillion
Medicare For All: $32 trillion
Federal Job Guarantee: $543 billion/year
— Rep. Dan Crenshaw (@RepDanCrenshaw) March 19, 2019
Republicans worked with @realDonaldTrump to let people keep more of their paychecks & get Washington out of the way so American businesses can thrive. The results are in: our economy is strong. Democrats can’t deny this. So why do they want to reverse it? https://t.co/2Fo1zxLgnk
— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) March 19, 2019
The latest approval rating comes at a time when the president continues to battle with Congress over his desired funding for the construction of a physical barrier along the U.S.-Mexico border, recently issuing his first veto as president on a resolution to block his national emergency declaration.