A new Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday finds that President Trump’s approval rating has reached its highest point in seven months.
The new poll was conducted February 2-5 and found that 40% of American voters approve of Trump’s job performance while 55% disapprove. The last time Trump had a 40% approval rating in a Quinnipiac poll was in late June 2017.
Pollsters found that for the first time in a year, voters say Trump is more responsible for the state of the economy than his predecessor President Obama, with 48% saying Trump is responsible for the economy and 41% saying Obama is.
More voters approve of Trump’s handling of the economy than any time since his inauguration with 51% of voters saying they approve of the way he has handled the economy and 43% saying they disapprove.
While still rather unpopular the Republican tax plan gained some support with 39% of voters for it and 47% against it, up 32-52 percent approval on January 11.
The latest Quinnipiac poll comes after Trump’s State of the Union address last and was finished before the sharp drop in the Dow Jones industrial average on Monday.
Other polls show that Trump’s approval ratings have improved though they are still below 50%. A RealClearPolitics average of Trump’s approval rating finds that 42% of Americans approve of his job performance.
The Quinnipiac poll surveyed 1,333 voters and has a margin of error 3.3%.