WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump’s approval rating has hit its highest level in two years, according to figures released Friday by the Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll. The data, cited by The Hill news website, suggests that 48% of registered voters approve of the job Trump is doing while 52% disagree. That is the highest approval level seen since June 2017.

That could be due to the president’s handling of the economy, with nearly two-thirds of voters approving of employment under Trump. But only 39% of respondents said the country is headed in the right direction compared with over half who said the economy is properly on course.

“People’s views on the economy are gradually pushing Trump’s numbers up and his actions on other issues like China and immigration are neutral to positive,” said Mark Penn, the co-director of the Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll, according to The Hill. “