Trump's approval rating is back near first-100-day levels

US President Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump

The conservative-leaning Rasmussen Reports Daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows 50 percent of likely US voters approved of the job Trump was doing compared to 49 percent who disapproved.

Of the majority of Americans that live in rural parts of the country, 59 percent also approve of Trump's performance.

However, 53 percent of all white respondents to this poll approve of how Trump is doing as president, up seven points from January's poll.

According to ABC News/Washington Post polls, this is Trump's highest approval rating in a year and comes as consumer confidence reached its highest since February 2001, according to the weekly Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index.

In the same survey of the 57 per cent who disapprove of the president, 44 per cent say they disapprove strongly.

A number of other recent surveys show the president with a lower approval rating.

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These numbers for Democrats aren't as strong as in an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll in March, when they had a 10-point edge over Republicans, and 50% of voters said they desired a Democratic Congress as opposed to 40% who said they wanted Republicans to maintain control.

President Moon Jae-in's approval rating declined last week for the second consecutive week, amid an escalating controversy surrounding the chief of a financial watchdog, a poll showed Monday.

In its Monday release, Rasmussen took a shot at former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey for claiming in his new book that polls in October 2016 showed Hillary Clinton was more likely to win the presidency.

The poll was conducted April 8-11 and recorded the responses of 1,002 adults.

Support for the Democratic Party lost 0.7 percentage points to 50.4 percent, but it kept its top post by wide margin.

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