But 51 percent of the same group disapproves of the way the news media treats the president.
Those seemingly contradictory findings come from a new survey from The Economist/YouGov, published this week.
Forbes is reporting approval of the media or Trump predictably skews along partisan political lines – Democrats are more approving of the press, while Republicans are more approving of Trump.
Independents aren’t happy with either, with their disapproval rates generally tracking those of the overall public.
Veteran pollster Kathy Frankovic notes that Trump’s incessant, negative drumbeat about “fake news” and his railing at the media has taken a toll on the credibility of some of the country’s major media players.