A slew of new national surveys indicate that President Donald Trump, who has suffered from stubbornly lower approval ratings than his recent predecessors, has enjoyed a modest bump in approval ratings.
On June 29, a Quinnipiac University survey found that 40 percent of registered voters approved of Trump, while 55 percent disapproved. This was the best net score the president had nabbed during the poll since April 19.
Sixty-three percent of respondents said Trump was a strong person, while 58 percent believed he was intelligent. Unfortunately for the president, respondents were less enthusiastic on his other qualities.
"A bump, not a jump, in approval for President Donald Trump, who is still mired in awful numbers on leadership, honesty and empathy," concluded assistant director Tim Malloy of the Quinnipiac University Poll.
The survey also indicated that a majority of Americans want Trump to discontinue his social media habits. Sixty-one percent of registered voters said Trump should stop tweeting, while 32 percent said he should continue his daily missives. Among self-identified GOP respondents, 49 percent wanted Trump to stop tweeting while 43 percent wanted the controversial messages to continue.
The same day, a USA Today/Suffolk University poll found that 42 percent of registered voters approved of Trump's job performance while 53 percent disapproved, USA Today reports.
In terms of the current state of politics, 42 percent of respondents said it made them feel alarmed, while 33 percent said it made them feel uneasy. Only 11 percent said they felt excited about the events occurring in Washington, D.C.
The survey found that 47 percent of respondents approved of Trump's handling of national security and 44 percent approved of his handling of the economy. Meanwhile, only 38 percent approved of the president's foreign policy approach while 27 percent approved of his handling of health care.
On June 29, Gallup's daily tracking poll found that 38 percent of national adults approved of Trump's job performance, while 57 percent disapproved. This marked a noticeable bump since June 12, when Gallup found that 36 percent approved of the president while 60 percent disapproved.
On June 30, Rasmussen Reports found that 46 percent of registered voters approved of Trump while 54 percent disapproved. The president's net approval rate remained virtually unchanged compared to May 30, when 44 percent of respondents approved of the president and 56 percent disapproved.
The latest Rasmussen poll found that disapproval for the president ran more intensely among voters than approval. Only 29 percent of respondents strongly approved of Trump while 45 percent strongly disapproved.
Aggregating the last 10 national surveys released between June 18 through June 29, RealClearPolitics found that Trump had an average approval rating of 40 while and an average disapproval rating of 54.5 percent.