The poll was conducted from Feb. 1 to Feb. 5 and collected from a random sample of 1,035 voting-age adults. The last time that the group conducted a similar poll was in September 2016, when 57 percent of Americans felt Trump was "a strong and decisive leader."
Trump's approval has increased since the September poll, with more people saying that they believe that he "can manage the government effectively" and "is honest and trustworthy." Still, less than half of Americans (44 percent and 42 percent) agree with those sentiments.
The survey was conducted before news broke of the expected ethics probe of Kellyanne Conway and the resignation of National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.
The Cox Media Group National Content Desk contributed to this report.