Trump's approval ranking is on the rise

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President Trump is more popular at this point in his presidency than Barack Obama was, according to the latest Rasmussen daily tracking poll.

A majority of Americans say special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russian Federation probe MORE's investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation is fair and should continue without interference, a Marist College poll reports.

Trump had a 40 percent approval rating, against 55 percent of respondents disapproving of his job, during the survey conducted Friday through Monday.

Today, according to the same aggregator, Mr. Trump's average approval rating is 42.4 percent, and his average disapproval rating is 53.8 percent - a net negative of just 11.4 percent.

75 percent of American voters say they are in good or excellent shape financially.

Voters are now virtually evenly split on Trump's handling of taxes: 45% approve and 47% disapprove.

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47 percent disapprove of the Republican tax plan; 39 percent approve.

A plurality of Republican voters, 46 percent, say that Mueller has not been fair in his investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

"Even before last Friday's release of the House Intelligence Committee Republican memo, 49 percent said a special prosecutor is needed to see if the Federal Bureau of Investigation has been playing politics", the report said.

"The post State of the Union bump kicks in", assistant poll director Tim Malloy said in a statement.

Malloy also highlighted voters' economic happiness. "Americans are feeling good about their personal finances, but we'll have to see whether the Wall Street plunge takes a toll on the guy in charge". The Quinnipiac poll surveyed 1,333 registered voters between February 2 and February 5, and it has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.3 percent.