The American people are more interested in politics and policy than they have been in decades.
As President Donald Trump continues his historic climb to power, his approval rating continues to soar.
A new poll by Quinnipiac University released Monday shows that Trump’s approval rating is at an all-time high of 60 percent, up from 52 percent just last week.
It’s the highest in modern American history, and it’s more than double the approval rating of President George W. Bush in his first term.
In fact, Trump’s ratings have soared even as his presidency has come under fire for a range of scandals.
As he has been under investigation by the FBI and the House Intelligence Committee for potential collusion with Russia, Trump has consistently faced criticism from members of his own party.
While he has consistently defended himself and defended his own actions, many members of the GOP have come to believe that he has no loyalty to the Republican Party and have called for his ouster.
In a CNN/ORC poll released Monday, 54 percent of Republicans approve of Trump’s performance, compared to 34 percent who disapprove.
The president has been dogged by allegations that he and his family are in contact with Russian intelligence officials, and a former White House adviser has accused him of colluding with Russia during the 2016 election.
However, Trump appears to have enjoyed a more favorable relationship with the public in recent weeks.
According to the poll, 56 percent of voters say that Trump is doing a good job, compared with 44 percent who say he is doing an “average” job.
Trump’s numbers are even higher than the 50 percent approval rating he received in February, when the President was embroiled in a series of controversies.
In February, the White House released a letter from former President Donald J. Trump Jr., which said that the President’s son met with a Russian lawyer in a Trump Tower meeting that was set up to solicit damaging information about the Clintons.
At the time, Trump Jr. claimed that the meeting was in hopes of obtaining damaging information on Clinton.
The statement was subsequently withdrawn.
Trump has continued to insist that his son was “narcissistic” and “irrational” in his actions.
While the President has said he was not aware of the meeting, he has maintained that it was “very important” that the information be shared with the White Houses lawyers.