New Poll Shows Frightening Jump in Trump Approval Rating Since December

A new Monmouth University poll shows President Donald Trump's approval rating jumping ten points above the same poll's finding in December. Trump now enjoys an approval rating of 42 percent.

Fifty percent of respondents said they disapprove of the president's performance in office. The poll also found a large jump in support for Trump's tax bill. Forty-four percent now approve, while only 26 percent approved in December.

According to Newsweek, a plurality of polls found Trump exiting 2017 as the single most unpopular president ever recorded.

The new numbers aren't great news for Trump. He remains highly unpopular. But the uptick in approval could be a concerning signal of Trump's dangerous behaviors becoming normalized as the public acclimates itself to his norm-shattering presidency.

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