With just two weeks until the 2018 election, President Trump’s approval is higher than its ever been.
According to the latest poll from NBC and the Wall Street Journal, President Trump’s approval rating has reached 47 percent. That’s the highest support for President Trump that poll has ever found, since Trump took office in January 2017.
What’s more, that’s higher than NBC/WSJ gave Obama at this point of his presidency: back in late October 2010, the NBC/WSJ poll found Obama’s approval two points lower, at 45 percent. Obama would go on to lose 63 seats in the U.S. Senate in the 2010 election.
The poll also offered more good news for Republicans: 36 percent of voters now have a positive view of Republicans, compared to just 35 percent who have a positive view of Democrats.
In addition, Republicans have a 15 point advantage on the economy and a 17 point advantage on trade issues–two of the cornerstones of the Trump presidency. Democrats have an 18 point advantage on healthcare and a narrow 4 point advantage on immigration.