Majority of Americans approve of Trump's handling of the economy for the first time: CNBC survey
The List Rev ATrump’s economic approval rating surged 6 points to 51 percent, according to the latest CNBC All-America Economic Survey.
Fifty-four percent say the economy is good or excellent, the highest recorded by CNBC in the 10 years of the survey.
The recent headlines on immigration have not hurt his ratings, according to the survey.
For the first time since President Donald Trump took office, the CNBC All-America Economic Survey shows more than half the public approving his handling of the economy, and it appears to be having some impact on his overall job approval rating.
The president’s economic approval rating surged 6 points to 51 percent with just 36 percent of the public disapproving, a 6 point drop from the March Survey.
His overall approving rating rose 2 points to 41 percent from the first quarter survey, but the percentage of Americans who disapprove dropped 10 points to 47 percent, the lowest recorded by CNBC during his presidency. Trump’s approval rating remains negative, at minus 6, but it’s also the lowest negative rating recorded since he took office.
The survey suggests that the recent controversy over the president’s decision to separate children from their parents at the border has had little effect either way.