Poll: Trump’s approval rating hits highest point of presidency

President Trump

‘s approval rating has surged to the highest level of his presidency, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

The survey, which was released on Sunday, found that 47 percent of registered voters approve of the job Trump is doing in the White House, a figure that represents a 5-point increase from April. A majority of registered voters — 54 percent — still disapproves of Trump’s performance as president, however.

Meanwhile, 44 percent of voting-age Americans said they approved of Trump’s job performance, while 53 percent said they disapproved it. Just 39 percent of voting-age Americans said they approved of Trump’s job performance in April.

The survey’s release comes as the 2020 Democratic primary race begins to heat up, as candidates such as Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren

(D-Mass.) gain ground on former Vice President Joe Biden in the polls.

The economy served as the only issue in which a majority said they approved of Trump’s performance, according to the poll. Fifty-one percent of respondents said they approved of the way he has handled economic issues since entering the White House. Forty-two percent said they disapproved of his handling of the economy.

Meanwhile, a majority of respondents said they disapproved how Trump has handled immigration, health care, issues of special concern to women, abortion, climate change, gun violence and foreign policy. Forty-nine percent said they disapproved of the way he’s handled taxes, while 42 percent said they approved.

In addition, 65 percent of respondents said that Trump has acted in “unpresidential” ways since taking office. Twenty-eight percent said he had acted in “fitting and proper” ways.

The Washington-Post ABC News poll was conducted between July 28 and June 1 among a national population of 1,008 adults. The margin of error is 3.5 percent. The margin of error is 4.5 percent for the sample of 875 registered voters.

*story by The Hill