President Trump’s approval rating has rebounded after a week of rising tensions with North Korea, according to a Rasmussen poll released Friday afternoon.
Trump’s approval rating in the right-leaning poll now stands at 45 percent, a six-point jump from a 39 percent approval rating in the same poll last week. The new rating marks Trump’s highest approval the poll has recorded since July 12.
Trump has spent the week escalating tensions with North Korea after the nation announced it was moving forward with developing plans to attack the island territory of Guam. On Friday morning, Trump tweeted that U.S. forces in the region were “locked and loaded.”
“Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely,” Trump wrote on Twitter Friday. “Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path!”
Rasmussen reported that 45 percent of Americans supported a military solution to North Korea’s nuclear missiles in a poll last month.
According to the poll, he still faces high disapproval ratings. More than half of likely voters surveyed, 53 percent, said they disapprove of the job Trump has done during his first 200 days in office.
Rasmussen’s poll surveyed 1,500 likely voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.5 percentage points.