President Donald Trump's approval rating hit an all-time high in a new Gallup survey as support from independents surges despite the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
Gallup released its latest presidential job approval survey on Friday, which showed 47% of independents endorse Trump's job performance in the White House. This was up from 39% approval on April, and is the highest mark Trump has received from independents during his presidency.
Overall, Trump received a 49% approval rating from all respondents, which matches his all-time high in mid-March. Trump's approval rating surged six points since the last Gallup presidential job approval survey from two weeks ago. There was 47% who disapproved of Trump.
The poll found that 93% of Republicans approved of the job Trump has been doing, versus 8% of Democrats.
Americans are split straight down the middle when asked if Trump is handling the COVID-19 pandemic correctly. Gallup found that 50% approve of Trump's handling of the coronavirus situation, down 10% from last month's poll. Approval from Republicans on Trump's coronavirus actions is at 91%, 50% for independents, and 11% for Democrats.
Trump touted the positive approval rating on Twitter with a Saturday morning tweet.
"96% Approval Rating in the Republican Party. Thank you! Also, just out, highest ever Approval Rating overall in the new Gallup Poll, and shows 'Trump beating Sleepy Joe Biden.'"
96% Approval Rating in the Republican Party. Thank you! Also, just out, highest ever Approval Rating overall in the… https://t.co/9tpbLF5Kh9— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1588425462.0
Gallup surveyed 1,016 U.S. adults by telephone from April 14 to 28. The poll has a margin of error of 4 percentage points.