Approval of President TrumpDonald John TrumpWhite House counsel didn’t take lead on Trump letter to Pelosi: reportsTrump endorses Riggleman in Virginia House raceLisa Page responds to ‘vile’ Trump attacks: ‘Being quiet isn’t making this go away’MOREs handling of the economy has risen 7 points since the start of the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry, according to a poll released Wednesday, as the president seeks to make economic gains a cornerstone of his reelection bid.

Forty-nine percent of Americans said they approve of the presidents handling of the economy in the new CNBC poll, up from 42 percent in September. Another 40 percent say they disapprove, a drop from 50 percent a few months ago.

The latest results mark a reversal from a sharp drop in September, which coincided with the Houses decision to launch an impeachment investigation into Trump over his dealings with Ukraine. Wednesdays poll numbers more closely align with the average approval ratings for the presidents handling of the economy. 

Trump has touted strong job numbers as he seeks to gin up support for his reelection campaign, suggesting voters would not want to change presidents in a time of economic growth. 

How do you get Impeached when you have done NOTHING wrong (a perfect call), have created the best economy in the history of our Country, rebuilt our Military, fixed the V.A. (Choice!), cut Taxes & Regs, protected your 2nd A, created Jobs, Jobs, Jobs, and soooo much more? Crazy! he tweeted last week.

How do you get Impeached when you have done NOTHING wrong (a perfect call), have created the best economy in the history of our Country, rebuilt our Military, fixed the V.A. (Choice!), cut Taxes & Regs, protected your 2nd A, created Jobs, Jobs, Jobs, and soooo much more? Crazy!

Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 13, 2019

The presidents overall approval rating remains underwater, with 49 percent of Americans disapproving of the job hes doing with 40 percent approving. However, that margin still marks and improvement from September, when voters disapproved by a 16-point margin.

The CNBC poll surveyed 800 adults from Dec. 10-13 and has a margin of error of 3.5 percent.

Its results come on the same day that the House is expected to impeach Trump in a historic vote over his dealings with Ukraine.