Trump's job approval rating reaches an all-time high in new poll

President Trump’s job approval rating has reached an all-time high in the latest NBC/Wall Street Journal poll

Of the 900 registered voters who were asked about his job performance from Oct. 14-17, 47 percent said they approved while 49 percent said they disapproved. 

Despite the negative edge, the figures represent a 3-point increase in approval and 3-point decrease in disapproval compared to a month ago.

The Journal attributes Trump’s boost, in part, to a surge of voter interest in the midterm elections—the outcome of which is still considered to be largely unpredictable. 

Despite the upward trend for Trump in the NBC/Journal poll, the statistics site FiveThirtyEight paints a slightly bleaker picture, placing his aggregate numbers at 42.7 percent approval and 52.2 percent disapproval. 

Nevertheless, a recent CNN poll found that there is a near split—46 percent versus 47 percent—between those who think Trump will win re-election in 2020 and those who think he will lose, respectively. 

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U.S. President Donald Trump acknowledges the audience during a campaign rally at Elko Regional Airport in Elko, Nevada, U.S., October 20, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
U.S. President Donald Trump acknowledges the audience during a campaign rally at Elko Regional Airport in Elko, Nevada, U.S., October 20, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
U.S. President Donald Trump rallies with supporters at Elko Regional Airport in Elko, Nevada, U.S. October 20, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump rallies with supporters at Elko Regional Airport in Elko, Nevada, U.S. October 20, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump rallies with supporters at Elko Regional Airport in Elko, Nevada, U.S. October 20, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump rallies with supporters at Elko Regional Airport in Elko, Nevada, U.S. October 20, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump rallies with supporters at Elko Regional Airport in Elko, Nevada, U.S. October 20, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump rallies with supporters at Elko Regional Airport in Elko, Nevada, U.S. October 20, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at Elko Regional Airport in Elko, Nevada, U.S., October 20, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump hosts a campaign rally at Elko Regional Airport in Elko, Nevada, U.S., October 20, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Crowd pull out smart phones during a campaign rally with U.S. President Donald Trump at Elko Regional Airport in Elko, Nevada, U.S., October 20, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the audience during a campaign rally at Elko Regional Airport in Elko, Nevada, U.S., October 20, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the audience during a campaign rally at Elko Regional Airport in Elko, Nevada, U.S., October 20, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the audience during a campaign rally at Elko Regional Airport in Elko, Nevada, U.S., October 20, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the audience during a campaign rally at Elko Regional Airport in Elko, Nevada, U.S., October 20, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the audience during a campaign rally at Elko Regional Airport in Elko, Nevada, U.S., October 20, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Elko Regional Airport in Elko, Nevada, U.S., October 20, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. Sen. Dean Heller and his wife Lynne Heller (R) follow U.S. President Donald Trump pumping fists as they deplane from Air Force One for a campaign rally at Elko Regional Airport in Elko, Nevada, U.S., October 20, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Elko Regional Airport in Elko, Nevada, U.S., October 20, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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