President Donald Trump has been almost universally criticized by the Washington political and punditry elites, on both the left and right, for his press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Yet his approval rating went up, in a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll released last night.
The four day nationwide survey of 900 registered started a day before the Trump/Putin summit. The pollsters reported that there was little difference in the results before and after the heads of state.
The 45% approval rating is the highest of Trump’s presidency. It is up 1% from a June WSJ/NBC survey.
The latest WSJ/NBC News polls signaled that Donald Trump is positioned to weather the latest controversy sparked by his unusual brand of politics, but offered some warning signals https://t.co/Ny0QrK5gYh via @WSJ
— Scott Rasmussen (@ScottWRasmussen) July 23, 2018
Democrats are leading in the question of who should control Congress, by 6%, down from 10% in June