More Americans approve of Donald Trump than disapprove for first time ever - according to latest poll
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More Americans approve of Donald Trump than disapprove for first time ever - according to latest poll

DONALD TRUMP is officially liked more than he's disliked in the US, according to the latest statistics.

A new Gallup poll showed President Donald Trump with a positive approval rating for the first time ever, with the number of Americans approving of his job performance just about trumping those who disapprove - (pun very much intended).

The poll, which was released on Thursday, found that 49% of Americans approved of the job that Trump is doing, the same as a poll from last month. However, that number is up 5 percentage points from a poll taken in early January.

For the first time ever, that figure is tops the 48% of citizens who think the opposite, with the remaining 3% unable to or choosing not to answer.

"Trump’s elevated job approval rating comes at a time when Americans are increasingly positive about the state of the nation,” Gallup said in a statement.

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"The percentage who are satisfied with the way things are going in the U.S. had already improved from 36% to 41% in a Jan. 3-16 poll, before the rise in Trump’s job approval rating in late January.

"The latest survey finds a further increase in national satisfaction, with 45% now satisfied, the highest since February 2005."

The poll was conducted via phone interviews with a random sample of just over a thousand American adults over the past fortnight.

Results also found that 43% of independents approve of the job Trump is doing, another high-water mark for the president.