President Trump's historically dismal approval rating is no longer looking quite so historic. A Gallup poll released Monday shows that 513 days into his presidency, Trump has tied his highest approval rating at 45 percent. As Business Insider's Allan Smith observed, by comparison to past presidencies that isn't too shabby — it is even a blip higher than former President Bill Clinton's rating was on his 524th day in office:
Trump is at 45% on day 513 of his presidency
Obama was at 45% on day 523 of his presidency
Clinton was at 44% on day 524 of his presidency https://t.co/NZX88n1K5U
— Allan Smith (@akarl_smith) June 18, 2018
Trump's rating was up 3 points since June 10, matching his rating on Jan. 29, 2017, The Hill reports. The weekly poll reached 1,500 adults with a margin of error of plus or minus 3 points.
A separate Gallup poll released Monday also found that 38 percent of Americans are satisfied with the way things are going in the U.S., which Bloomberg News' Sahil Kapur notes is "the highest rating in nearly 12 years." That poll reached 1,520 people between June 1 and 13 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 points; see the full findings here. Jeva Lange