Trump's approval rating hits highest point in nearly a year

A recent Gallup poll shows that President Trump’s approval rating has hit its highest point in nearly one year. 

Forty-two percent of the roughly 1,500 participants in its latest weekly poll gave the president high marks, while 53 percent disapproved of his job performance. 

The last time a Gallup poll returned a similar level of approval for Trump was in early May of 2017. 

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United States President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump welcome French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte for a State Dinner at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 24, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
White House Advisor Jared Kushner and wife Ivanka Trump arrive in the Booksellers Area of the White House to attend a state dinner honoring France's President Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and wife Louise Linton arrive in the Booksellers Area of the White House to attend a state dinner honoring France's President Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Tables for the State Dinner for French President Emmanuel Macron are shown in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., April 23, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
Paul Ryan and his wife arrive in the Booksellers Area of the White House to attend a state dinner honoring France's President Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US Vice President Mike Pence and wife Karen arrive in the Booksellers Area of the White House to attend a state dinner honoring France's President Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Stephen A. Schwarzman, chairman and CEO of The Blackstone Group, arrives in the Booksellers Area of the White House to attend a state dinner honoring France's President Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and husband Bryan Sanders arrive in the Booksellers Area of the White House to attend a state dinner honoring French President Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
A place setting for the State Dinner for French President Emmanuel Macron is shown in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., April 23, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
CEO of Apple Tim Cook arrives with Lisa Jackson in the Booksellers Area of the White House to attend a state dinner honoring France's President Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
United States President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump welcome French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte for a State Dinner at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 24, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
US Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) arrives in the Booksellers Area of the White House to attend a state dinner honoring France's President Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
White House Advisor Stephen Miller arrives in the Booksellers Area of the White House to attend a state dinner honoring French President Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Tables for the State Dinner for French President Emmanuel Macron are shown in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., April 23, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
US policy strategist Dina Powell and husband Richard Powell arrive in the Booksellers Area of the White House to attend a state dinner honoring France's President Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Media mogul Rupert Murdoch and wife Jerry Hall arrive in the Booksellers Area of the White House to attend a state dinner honoring France's President Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Marillyn A. Hewson, CEO of Lockheed Martin, arrives in the Booksellers Area of the White House to attend a state dinner honoring French President Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Tables for the State Dinner for French President Emmanuel Macron are shown from the Cross Hall of the White House in Washington, U.S., April 23, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
United States President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump welcome French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte for a State Dinner at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 24, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
Chief Justice John Roberts and his wife arrive in the Booksellers Area of the White House to attend a state dinner honoring France's President Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Cherry blossom flowers decorate the Cross Hall for the State Dinner for France's President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 23, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
Ivanka Trump and husband Jared Kushner, Trump's senior advisor arrive in the Booksellers Area of the White House to attend a state dinner honoring French President Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger arrives in the Booksellers Area of the White House to attend a state dinner honoring France's President Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
A menu for the State Dinner for French President Emmanuel Macron is shown in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., April 23, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
United States President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump welcome French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte for a State Dinner at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 24, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
US Secretary of Defense James Mattis arrive in the Booksellers Area of the White House to attend a state dinner honoring French President Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Tables for the State Dinner for French President Emmanuel Macron are shown in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., April 23, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 24: U.S President Donald Trump, and U.S. first lady Melania welcome French President Emmanuel Macron, French first lady Brigitte Macron after their arrival at the North Portico for before a State Dinner at the White House April 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. Trump is hosting Macron for a two-day official visit that included dinner at George Washington's Mount Vernon, a tree planting on the White House South Lawn and a joint news conference. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger and his wife Nancy Kissinger arrive in the Booksellers Area of the White House to attend a state dinner honoring France's President Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump welcome French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte Macron, as they arrive for a State Dinner at the North Portico of the White House in Washington, DC, April 24, 2018. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
United States Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin and his wife Louise Linton arrive in the Booksellers Area of the White House to attend a state dinner honoring France's President Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian arrives in the Booksellers Area of the White House to attend a state dinner honoring France's President Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Cherry blossom flowers decorate the Cross Hall for the State Dinner for France's President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 23, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
Henry R. Kravis arrives in the Booksellers Area of the White House to attend a state dinner honoring France's President Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
David Rubenstein, co-founder and co-executive chairman of The Carlyle Group, arrives in the Booksellers Area of the White House to attend a state dinner honoring French President Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Chief of Staff John Kelly arrives in the Booksellers Area of the White House to attend a state dinner honoring France's President Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Murdoch arrive in the Booksellers Area of the White House to attend a state dinner honoring France's President Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US Defense Secretary James Mattis arrives in the Booksellers Area of the White House to attend a state dinner honoring French President Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump's pick for secretary of state, Mike Pompeo arrives in the Booksellers Area of the White House to attend a state dinner honoring France's President Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) arrives in the Booksellers Area of the White House to attend a state dinner honoring French President Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross arrives in the Booksellers Area of the White House to attend a state dinner honoring France's President Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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The recent survey results, dated April 29, follow a notable week for the president. 

He met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and held his first state dinner, which honored French President Emmanuel Macron. 

Further, Trump’s plans to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and discuss that nation’s denuclearization were given a boost by the reportedly successful talks between Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, notes The Hill.

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