Donald Trump’s approval ratings shot up by 10 points in January

Andy Wells
Freelance Writer
Donald Trump’s approval ratings have shot up 10 points (Rex)

The swing against Donald Trump has just shifted towards him after a poll found his approval ratings shot up by 10 points in January.

Some 42% of American’s now think the divisive President is doing a good job, shooting up from the 32% approval in December 2017.

The figure represents the first time Trump’s approval ratings have topped 40% since September 2017 – and his best showing in a Monmouth approval poll since last March, when 43% of Americans thought he was doing a good job.

The total approval rating in the poll climbed to 42% (Monmouth University)
The President’s sweeping tax changes also saw an upswing in support (Rex)

However, it is not all good news for the President as the majority of Americans still disapproved of the President, although the figure dropped from 56% in December to 50% in January.

According to the poll, 55% of voters thought Trump was successful in carrying out his legislative agenda – an increase of 13% from December.

New tax laws voted through by Republicans are thought to be in part behind the upswing, with the measures supported by 44% of voters – up from 26% in December.

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The President will no doubt take other positives from the poll, with 37% of US voters saying they approve of the country’s direction – up from 24% at the end of 2017.

A YouGov poll found this week that support for Trump in the UK has also risen from 12% to 18% between October 2016 and December 2017.

However, 82% of Brits still said they preferred Hillary Clinton.