With 50% of Americans approving of his handling of the CCP Virus pandemic, President Donald Trump’s overall approval rating has returned to its all-time high in a new Gallup survey released on Friday, May 1.

The latest survey, conducted from April 14-28, shows that 49% of adult respondents approved of the President Trump’s job, while 47% disapproved.

President Donald Trump’s approval rating. (Gallup)

At this stage of his first term, President Barack Obama’s approval rating was at 48%.

Just two weeks ago, President Trump garnered a 43% approval rating, meaning the new result indicates a wide swing in polling for the president.

Gallup said that President Trump’s rating surged six percentage points during this polling period thanks to the record support of independents.

“Most of the variation in Trump’s recent job approval rating is among independents. In the current poll, 47% of independents approve of the job he is doing as president, the highest Gallup has measured for the group to date. Ninety-three percent of Republicans and 8% of Democrats approve of the job Trump is doing,” Gallup said.

President Trump’s overall rating hit record highs as more Americans (50%) agreed with the way he has handled the CCP Virus (coronavirus) crisis than those that (48%) disagreed.

The survey was conducted as the U.S. stock markets were recovering from a sell-off in March.

The Dow Jones recovered in April from a selloff in the previous month. (CNBC)

Wall Street finished April with the best monthly gains since 1987, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average gaining 11.1% and the S&P 500 surging 12.7%, which also represent their best April performances since 1938, according to Dow Jones Market Data.

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