Election 2018 Polls: Slight Gains for Trump, GOP

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President Donald Trump speaks with a group of black Christian leaders at the White House on Aug. 1, 2018. He is seated next to megachurch pastor John Gray (L) and Alveda King (R). |

RealClearPolitics averaged a series of polls taken over the past couple of weeks from such prominent entities as Rasmussen Reports, Gallup, Quinnipiac, and NPR/Marist, among others.

In a report accessed Monday, RealClearPolitics' average put President Donald Trump's approval rating at 43.1 percent, with a disapproval rating of 53.3 percent.

President Trump's approval ratings are 2.2 percentage points higher than they were a week ago, with his disapproval rating 0.3 points lower than last week.

Trump's current approval rating is still nearly 3 percentage points below the 46 percent RCP recorded on Feb. 4, 2017, his highest rating since January 27 of last year.

For their generic congressional vote, also accessed on Monday, RCP had the Democrats ahead with 49.1 percent, while the Republicans had 41.3 percent.

These percentages represent slight increases in support for both Democrats and Republicans compared to numbers from earlier this month.

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