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Trump Approval Rating Rises

But still at historic lows, Politico/Morning Consult poll finds
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While still historically low, President Donald Trump's approval rating is on the upswing, according to a new Politico/Morning Consult poll.

After a lowest-ever showing of 39% in last month's poll, the most recent survey finds his overall approval rating up at 43%.

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Among Republicans, 80% gave their approval, up from 73% in the previous poll. Among Democrats 40% approve of his performance, up from 35% last month.

The improvement likely has to do with Trump's recent signals he is willing to compromise with Democrats on a successor program to DACA, the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

"Trump's post-Charlottesville plunge proved to be short-lived, and his approval has stabilized," said Morning Consult co-founder and Chief Research Officer Kyle Dropp in a statement accompanying the new poll.

Dropp said that independents were also driving the uptick.

"Immediately after Charlottesville, 35% of independent voters approved of Trump, and 58% disapproved," he said. "In this latest poll, that has risen to 40% approval and 52% disapproval,."

The poll was conducted Sept. 14-17 among 1,994 registered voters. It has a margin of error of plus or minus two percentage points.

Since the poll was taken, Trump on Sept. 19 delivered his first address to the United Nations General Assembly.

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