Real estate tycoon Donald Trump flashes the thumbs-up as he arrives on stage for the start of the prime time Republican presidential debate on August 6, 2015.
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By Mahita Gajanan
April 19, 2017

President Trump’s approval rating has bounced up to 42% according to a recent Gallup poll — a slight victory for the president whose numbers have been low during his first months in office.

Trump dropped to 42% eight days after taking office. His approval ratings have since dipped to numbers as low as 35% and have not gone above 45%, according to Gallup. On April 14, Trump stood at 39% on Gallup’s tracker.

According to Gallup, 52% of Americans disapprove of Trump.

To obtain its results, Gallup surveys about 1,500 Americans by phone each day, and has a margin of error of plus or minus three percentage points.

Trump’s ratings have been well below those of his predecessor, President Barack Obama. In April of 2009, Obama had a 63% approval rating, according to Gallup.

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