On Monday, President Trump’s approval rate hit 50%—for only the second time since June 2017.
According to the latest Rasmussen poll, Trump’s approval rate stands at 50%, while his disapproval rate stands just behind at 49%. That includes 33% of Americans who say they “strongly approve” of the job Trump is doing, while 39% “strongly disapprove.”
The last time Trump logged a positive approval rating in the Rasmussen poll was on February 27—but, before that, he had gone without hitting the 50% mark since June 16, 2017.
Trump’s surge in the polls over recent weeks comes alongside a variety of good economic news and a series of foreign policy wins, including Trump’s forthcoming meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, the first time an American President has met his North Korean counterpart. But it also comes as Trump’s immigration reform push has seemingly stalled in Congress, and allegations that he paid off porn star Stormy Daniels.
In addition to the Rasmussen poll, recent polls show that Trump’s new popularity is beginning to rub off on Republicans: in “generic polling” for Congress, Democrats have seen their lead almost halved since December.