Hours ahead of his State of the Union address, President Trump just received his highest Gallup approval ever.
In a Gallup poll released Tuesday, Trump earned an approval rating of 49 percent, the highest since he took office. This, Gallup says, is due to Trump's job approval rising among both Republicans and independents; he rose six points among Republicans to 94 percent approval, and five points among independents to 42 percent approval.
Trump's approval among Democrats, though, slipped from 10 percent to seven percent, creating an 87-point gap between Democrats and Republicans, which Gallup says is the largest Democratic-Republican approval gap it has ever measured.
This all-time high for Trump comes as he's expected to be acquitted in his impeachment trial on Wednesday. In the poll, a majority of Americans — 52 percent — supported acquitting Trump, compared to 46 percent who supported convicting him and removing him from office. Finally, the poll found that 63 percent of Americans approve of Trump's handling of the economy, which Gallup notes is the highest economic approval rating any president has received since former President George W. Bush after 9/11.
Gallup's poll was conducted by speaking to a random sample of 1,033 adults over the phone from Jan. 16-29. The margin of error is 4 percentage points. Read the full results at Gallup.