That marks a 6-point improvement on Trump’s approval number from the last Gallup tracking poll. And that improvement comes exclusively from independents — 47% of whom now approve of the job Trump is doing, the best he has ever done among that group in Gallup polling. (He was at 38% approval among indies in the last Gallup tracker.)
“During his 13th quarter in office, stretching from Jan. 20 through April 19, he averaged 47% job approval. That is four percentage points better than his previous high quarters — 43% during his 10th (April 20-July 19, 2019) and 12th (Oct. 20, 2019-Jan 19, 2020) quarters in office.”
A Monmouth poll released Tuesday showed Trump’s overall job rating had slipped over the past few months, with 43% approving and 51% disapproving.
At the same time, Gallup is Gallup — the gold standard of public opinion polling in the country. Which means that it would be dumb to entirely write off its latest findings.
The Point: Be wary of conventional wisdom. Especially when it concerns Trump.