Trump’s approval rating just reached its highest point in a year

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President Donald Trump gestures from the podium as as speaks at a National Rifle Association forum in Dallas on May 4, 2018.

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President Donald Trump’s job approval just hit its highest level of support since last May.

On Monday, Trump had a 42.4% approval rating, and a 52% disapproval rating, according to FiveThirtyEight’s polling tracker.

Meanwhile, the RealClearPolitics average found Trump’s current approval rating is 43.1%, slightly down from a recent high of 44.4% on May 5.

Trump’s approval ratings have been on the rise recently after he helped broker diplomacy with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, whom he is set to meet for a historic summit June 12.

Though the percentage on Monday was a high for Trump, it’s low compared to former President Barack Obama’s and President George W. Bush’s approval ratings at the same time in their administrations, which sat at 49.4% and 70.3%, respectively.

Trump’s all-time high, according to FiveThirtyEight, was 47.8% approval, five days after he took office in 2017. It’s stayed in the high 30s and low 40s since then.

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