https://www.investors.com/politics/...s-financial-stress-hits-new-low-ibdtipp-poll/ Trump Approval Edges Up As Financial Stress Hits New Low: IBD/TIPP Poll JOHN MERLINE 1:41 PM ET President Trump's approval rating gained two points in March, bringing his approval rating to 37%, the highest approval rating for Trump since last September. The March poll also found that the level of financial stress in the country has reached a new low. While Trump's approval rating edged up, his disapproval rating remained unchanged from last month at 58%. His favorability rating was unchanged from February at -19 (38% viewing his leadership favorably vs. 57% who view him unfavorably). The IBD/TIPP Presidential Leadership Indexremained essentially unchanged at 39.9. This index combines survey questions on the president's leadership, favorability and job approval. Trump continues to score better when asked about his performance specifically on the economy and terrorism. Forty-two percent give the president high marks for his handling of the economy, and 41% for his handling of the terrorism threat. The March IBD/TIPP Poll was conducted from Feb. 22 to March 1 and includes responses from 901 people nationwide, giving it a margin of error of +/-3.3 percentage points.