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Apr 10, 2017 10:36 AM

New Polls: Trump's approval rating on the rise following Syrian strike


CONCORD – Two new polls suggest President Donald Trump’s approval rating edged up in the days following the U.S. missile strikes against Syria.

Forty-three percent of people questioned in a new CBS News public opinion survey released Monday morning said they approved of the job Trump’s doing as president. The poll was conducted Friday through Sunday, entirely after Thursday’s U.S. military attack on a Syrian airbase which came in response to chemical weapons attack by the Damascus regime on its own citizens earlier in the week.

The President’s approval rating is up three percentage points from March 29, when 40% questioned in a previous CBS News Poll gave Trump a thumbs up on the job he was doing in the White House. The President’s disapproval rating dropped from 52% in the March 29 poll to 49% in the new survey.

Both shifts are within the survey’s sampling error.

The poll indicates the upward edge in the President’s approval rating came mostly from independents.

Trump stands at 40%-54% approval/disapproval in the latest numbers from Gallup, which were conducted Thursday through Saturday. That’s an improvement from a late March Gallup poll which put the President at 35%-59% approval/disapproval.

Forty-four percent of people questioned in the latest survey from Rasmussen Reports say they approve of the job Trump’s doing as president. Fifty-four percent say they disapprove in the survey, which was conducted Wednesday through Sunday.

That’s unchanged from the Rasmussen Reports poll from late March.

Monday marks Trump's 80th day in the White House.

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