President Trump does not have great than 50% approval in many areas respondents were asked about but he has over 50% approval when it comes to his handling of the economy.
A new Washington Post-ABC News poll presents some troubling trends for Democratic presidential candidates, including President Trump's job approval reaching "the highest point of his presidency" and all of the candidates besides former Vice President Joe Biden falling within the margin of error in head-to-head matchups against the man Democrats are so desperate to see dethroned in 2020.
The apparent reason for Trump's improving 2020 prospects, The Washington Postsuggests, comes down to the most essential of electoral issues: "a strong economy and perceptions that he has dealt with it effectively." With an all-time high 47% approval among registered voters, the Post admits, "Trump has a narrow but real path to reelection."
"Trump’s approval rating among voting-age Americans stands at 44 percent, edging up from 39 percent in April, with 53 percent saying they disapprove of him," the Post reports. "Among registered voters, 47 percent say they approve of Trump while 50 percent disapprove. In April, 42 percent of registered voters said they approved while 54 percent said they disapproved."
Though Trump continues to poll badly on most issues, and a majority say he's "unpresidential," he's increasingly getting credit for the improving economy — and that might be enough to see him re-elected, the Post posits. Even a fifth of those who fault him for acting unpresidential still approve of his handling of the job.