Almost two-thirds of Americans approve of Trump's decision to meet with Kim (62% approve, 31% disapprove) and the President's overall approval for handling the situation with North Korea has climbed from a November low of 35% to 43% now.
Despite the fact that the nation's support for the Trump presidency is at an all-time high, President Trump continues to deal with the fallout from scandals regarding his alleged affairs with various women. Forty-one percent of independents said they approve of the president, up from 35 percent last month. When the statistics are divided into party lines, however, things change. The poll has a margin of error of 3.7 percentage points. By and large, the women believed the entire scandal to be a media plot to bring down President Trump.
"I know that as a CNN analyst I'm supposed to give you some smart, legal insight here but I really am somewhat perplexed and bewildered as to what the endgame is here", said CNN legal analyst Mark Geragos.
Trump's handling of foreign affairs merits 39 per cent approval, with 53 per cent saying they disapprove.
The President's strongest approval ratings on the issues come on the economy, the only issue tested where his reviews tilt more positive than negative: 48 per cent approve and 45 per cent disapprove.
And while some may see this recent uptick as a cause for celebration, critics warn that the Trump White House might face some challenges in the future.
Although the turmoil does not seem to have negatively affected Trump's overall approval rating, the public expresses sharp doubts about Trump's side of the story on the affair allegations, rates Trump's Cabinet and top advisers as generally less qualified and less in touch than previous presidential appointees, and hasn't moved much on questions of Trump's character. So while this is certainly good news for the GOP, a sustained effort to maintain this momentum will be key in surviving the dreaded midterm elections.