President Trump's approval rating has bounced back as the 2018 midterm campaign season enters the final stretch, according to a new poll.
More than 40 percent of respondents to a CNN poll, the results of which were released Monday, approve of the job Trump is doing in the White House, up 5 percentage points from September. Meanwhile, disapproval for the president softened, decreasing 6 percentage points to 52 percentage points.
CNN's survey was put in the field as it became more certain the Senate would confirm Trump's second Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh.
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While opposition to Kavanaugh's nomination solidified by double digits and most respondents disagreed with how senators handled his confirmation, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., appears to be enjoying more support ahead of November's midterms contest.
McConnell's favorability rating in October was 30 percent favorable to 45 percent unfavorable, the Kentucky Republican's highest since the end of 2010.
The CNN poll was conducted in conjunction with SSR between Oct. 4 and Oct. 7. Kavanaugh was confirmed and sworn in Saturday, Oct. 6, as the 114th Supreme Court justice. They surveyed 1,009 adults via landlines and cellphones for results with a margin of error of 3.8 percentage points.