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A new Monmouth University poll shows that public perception of President Donald Trump and his administration have had a huge upswing to the positive.
Job approval for the president jumped to 42 percent from a low in December of 32 percent, a change of 10 percentage points. In December, 56 percent disapproved of his job performance, and that has dropped to 50 percent.
When asked if the president’s first year has focused on issues important to most Americans, the percentage increased from July 2017 when 32 percent agreed, to 37 percent currently.
Many more Americans approve of the president’s tax plan that was assailed by the Democrats as a cash grab for the rich. In December, only 26 percent approved, while 47 percent disapproved, for a difference of negative 21 points. But just a month later, 44 percent approve, and 44 percent disapprove — a net change of 21 points to the positive.