President Trump hit the highest approval rating of his presidency on Friday, a strong sign the country approves of his handling of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Of those that responded to the Gallup poll, 49% approve of the president, while 47% disapprove. Fully 93% of Republicans give him their approval, while 47% of independent respondents did. Just 8% of Democrats approved of the president's job.
? The president has faced increasing competition from Joe Biden, recently trailing him in several swing states. The most recent RealClearPolitics average has Biden ahead of Trump nationwide by more than five percentage points.