President Donald Trump’s approval ratings are improving in the face of rising food prices, according to a poll conducted by Axios, with a majority of Americans viewing him favorably.
Trump’s favorable rating is up 6 points since Axios’ earlier poll last week, according the results.
The poll also showed Trump is leading Democratic challenger Tammy Baldwin in the race for the Senate seat currently held by Jeff Flake, who is retiring after his defeat in the November 2018 midterm elections.
The survey found that 49 percent of Americans believe the country is on the right track, and only 33 percent believe it is heading in the wrong direction.
Forty-seven percent said they do not believe the nation is on track for economic growth, while 43 percent said it is headed in the right direction.
Trump and his top economic advisers have been pushing for a $1.5 trillion stimulus package to help restore the economy and spur job creation.
A report from the Congressional Budget Office found the plan would cost $1 trillion over the next decade, with an average annual increase of 2.4 percent over the first decade.
Trump has also vowed to slash the deficit by $5 trillion.
The Senate will vote next week on whether to send a version of the stimulus package, which was approved in December, to the president for his signature.
The Trump administration is also working to pass a $200 billion infrastructure bill that would provide grants and loans for new construction and infrastructure projects, including public works and bridges.
Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order that aims to revive the manufacturing sector, with the first $200 million of the $1 billion for new manufacturing jobs to go to manufacturers.