The latest installment of the Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll shows President Donald Trump flirting with a positive job rate from half the country.
With a 48 percent approval rating, pollsters say continued perceptions of a strong economy has helped offset the damage from several far less popular aspects of the Trump administration.
“People’s views on the economy are gradually pushing Trump’s numbers up and his actions on the other issues like China and immigration are neutral to positive,” explained the poll’s co-director.
Mark Penn added that for every gain “in this range of 45 to 50 percent improves the possibility of re-election.”
Despite this poll, the RealClearPolitics average still has Trump’s approval hovering between 42 and 43 percent.