Poll: President Trump's approval rating surges after August slump

After suffering from depressed approval ratings during the summer, President Donald Trump just saw one of his biggest poll bumps in recent months.

According to the latest Rasmussen daily tracking poll, Trump's approval rating currently hit 44 percent on Monday after cresting to 46 percent late last week. That's the highest approval rating he's seen in that survey since early June, and up about eight points from his low of 36 percent in early August when his approval dropped below former President Barack Obama's threshold.  

The latest poll also shows 55 percent of likely U.S. voters disapprove of Trump's job performance, with 45 percent strongly disapproving and 27 percent strongly approving.

Although his daily approval number with Gallup remained at a low 38 percent as of Sunday, the boost in Rasmussen's findings could signal the possibility he could see numbers grow in September.

RELATED: See how the president and first lady marked the anniversary of 9/11 

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U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive to observe a moment of silence in remembrance of those lost in the 9/11 attacks at the White House in Washington, U.S. September 11, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive to observe a moment of silence in remembrance of those lost in the 9/11 attacks at the White House in Washington, U.S. September 11, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
U.S. President Donald Trump returns to the Oval Office after observing a moment of silence in remembrance of those lost in the 9/11 attacks at the White House in Washington, U.S. September 11, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive to observe a moment of silence in remembrance of those lost in the 9/11 attacks at the White House in Washington, U.S. September 11, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 11: U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, flanked by White House staff, place their hands over their hearts on the South Lawn of the White House during the playing of 'Taps' at a ceremony marking the September 11 attacks September 11, 2017 in Washington, DC. Today marks the 16th anniversary of the attacks that killed almost 3,000 people and wounded another 6,000. Also pictured are Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump (2nd L) and Jared Kushner (L). (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Trump senior adviser Kellyanne Conway and Trump's economic adviser Gary Cohn speak before observing a moment of silence in remembrance of those lost in the 9/11 attacks at the White House in Washington, U.S. September 11, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 11: U.S. Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner attend a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House marking the September 11 attacks September 11, 2017 in Washington, DC. Today marks the 16th anniversary of the attacks that killed almost 3,000 people and wounded another 6,000. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 11: Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner attend a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House marking the September 11 attacks September 11, 2017 in Washington, DC. Today marks the 16th anniversary of the attacks that killed almost 3,000 people and wounded another 6,000. Also pictured is Gary Cohn (L), Director of the National Economic Council. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at the 9/11 observance at the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial in Arlington, Virginia, U.S., September 11, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
U.S. President Donald Trump greets military personnel while attending the 9/11 observance at the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial in Arlington, Virginia, U.S., September 11, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
U.S. President Donald Trump and U.S. first lady Melania Trump speak to family members during ceremonies marking the 16th anniversary of the 9-11 attack at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, U.S., September 11, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump attend the 9/11 observance at the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial in Arlington, Virginia, U.S., September 11, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
Sharon and Kenneth Ambrose, parents of Dr. Paul Ambrose who died aboard American Airlines Flight 77, listen to remarks from U.S. President Donald Trump during the 9/11 observance at the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial in Arlington, Virginia, U.S., September 11, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump observe a moment of silence in remembrance of those lost in the 9/11 attacks at the White House in Washington, U.S. September 11, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Trump has faced two major crises in his relatively young presidency as he's led the federal response to Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma -- two storms that left families scattered throughout the Gulf Coast to pick up the pieces and deal with the devastating impact. He has played an active public role in the wake of the storms, traveling twice to Texas to survey damage, serve food to victims and greet and console survivors

Trump has also recently shifted his use of social media during the storms. From retweeting local enforcement agencies to sending out reassuring messages to victims of Harvey and Irma, President Trump's often explosive tweets focused on politically contentious issues in Washington have instead focused on the natural disasters. A report from last week suggested that Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi urged him to send out a tweet reassuring DACA immigrants of their current status.

Trump is now in the throes of the fall legislative calendar, with a list of campaign promises he has yet to make good on during his first eight months in office. Tax reform, health care and now the scraping of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals immigration policy -- each of these Trump has signaled Congress must get done, and how he postures himself at the head of the helm could define his approval ratings moving forward.

RELATED: The first couple visits storm-damaged already of Texas and Louisiana 

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US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive in Ellington Field in Houston on September 2, 2017. The Trumps arrived in Houston on Saturday to meet victims of the epic floods which devastated large parts of the fourth largest US city. / AFP PHOTO / Nicholas Kamm (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump wave from Air Force One after arriving at Ellington Field to meet with flood survivors and volunteers who assisted in relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, in Houston, Texas, U.S., September 2, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 2: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Donald Trump walks with first lady Melania Trump prior to their Marine One departure from the White House September 2, 2017 in Washington, DC. The President and first lady are traveling to Texas to visit individuals impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk on South Lawn of the White House in Washington before their departure to view storm damage in Texas, U.S., September 2, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 2: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Donald Trump walks with first lady Melania Trump prior to their Marine One departure from the White House September 2, 2017 in Washington, DC. The President and first lady are traveling to Texas to visit individuals impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 2: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Donald Trump walks with first lady Melania Trump prior to their Marine One departure from the White House September 2, 2017 in Washington, DC. The President and first lady are traveling to Texas to visit individuals impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump board Air Force One on September 2, 2017, at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. The Trumps are traveling to Texas and Lousiana to assess conditions in the storm-ravaged states. / AFP PHOTO / Nicholas Kamm (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump board Air Force One on September 2, 2017, at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. The Trumps are traveling to Texas and Lousiana to assess conditions in the storm-ravaged states. / AFP PHOTO / Nicholas Kamm (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
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