Fifty percent of registered voters, however, still disapprove of Trump's job in office.
See the full Washington Post/ABC news poll results here.
"Trump Reaches Highest Approval Rating of Presidency, But He Trails Biden by 10 Points", read the headline at Slate.
The Washington Post poll said 51% of the 1,008 surveyed said Trump is doing a good job with the economy.
Mr Trump's approval rating stands at 44 percent among the full sample of USA adults reached in the Washington Post-ABC poll, increasing from 39 percemt in a similar poll conducted in April, with 53 percent saying they disapprove of Mr Trump.
As reported by Breitbart News's John Carney, "Manufacturing jobs showed renewed strength, adding 17,000 jobs after four months of coming in flat".
Most people surveyed do not approve of how Trump has handled major issues other than the economy. But the subhead read: "However, most Americans in the Washington Post/ABC News poll released Sunday say Trump has not acted in a way that is fitting and proper for a president".
US President Donald Trump on Monday confirmed that his "Salute to America" Independence Day celebrations will be taking place at the US capital's National Mall next year as well.
The 2020 candidates: Who is running for president?
In a head-to-head match-up against Trump, former Vice President Joe Biden fairs the best - beating Trump 55 to 41, with Sens.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., leads 49%-48%.
Along with the positive development for Trump in his approval, particularly among registered voters, Trump has become increasingly competitive against prospective Democratic opponents: The poll found that only Biden now holds a lead over Trump among registered voters that surpasses the margin of error. Kamala D. Harris' breakout performance on the debate stage and subsequent surge in polls rekindled the narrative that she is the next Barack Obama, poised to dominate the crucial black vote in the Democratic primaries and cruise to the presidential nomination. Meanwhile, Biden topped the president by 14 points and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg led Trump by 4 points.