Poll Shows Trump’s Approval Rating Spikes after Democrat Deal

President Donald Trump’s poll numbers jumped in September after the president made an agreement with Democrats to raise the debt-limit and fund the government through mid-December, The Hill reports.

A poll released Thursday by the NBC/Wall Street Journal found that the president’s approval rating jumped to 43 percent this month after making an agreement with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, which shows a 3 percent increase in the same poll in August.

The agreement was also seen as responsible for the lowest poll numbers in recorded history for House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. As little as 11 percent of Americans have given approval of McConnell’s job in Senate, in comparison to the 24 percent approving of the performance of Ryan.

“Going to the middle has helped him with the middle – without costing him much from his own base,” said Fred Yang, one of the Democratic pollsters.

More than seven-in-ten pollsters have given their approval of the president’s deal with the Democrats, his highest polling issue by far. That’s compared to just 41 percent who approve of his handling of the economy and 39 percent who support his handling of border security, his next two highest-polling issues.

The poll has shown that only around 33 percent think he’s achieved either a “great deal” or “a fair amount” in the White House, in comparison to 66 percent of the pollsters who have claimed he’s achieved “only some” or “very little” as president.

The NBC/Wall Street Journal poll was conducted from September 14-18 among 900 adults, and holds a margin of error of +/- 3.3 percentage points.

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