But President Donald Trump’s approval rating has ticked up modestly, if not held steady, after ordering airstrikes last week on a Syrian air base.
A CBS News poll released Monday found that 43 percent of the country approved of Trump’s job performance. Near the end of March, that figure stood at 40 percent. The slight rise upward—the margin of error for the survey was four percentage points—was caused mostly by a shift among independents, who rose from 34 percent approval to 42 percent.
Gallup’s daily tracking pollshowed no movement in the days following the airstrikes ordered by Trump Thursday. The president’s approval stood at 40 percent Tuesday and held steady at 40 percent through Monday. Gallup noted it found that just 50 percent of the country approved of Trump’s decision to bomb the Syrian air base, the second-lowest such figure for the 11 military actions it had polled since 1983.