President Trump has a higher approval rating than virtually every other leader in Washington, a little reported fact that emerged in a new survey of the nation's political officials.

According to a Zogby Analytics poll, the president's approval rating is higher than for Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, House Speaker Paul Ryan, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

It's even better than for Congress.

Only Defense Secretary James Mattis has a higher rating than the president, 43 percent to Trump's 41 percent in the Zogby survey.

The full approval rating list:

  • President Trump - 41%
  • Defense Secretary James Mattis - 43%
  • Congress - 25%
  • Nancy Pelosi - 29%
  • Paul Ryan - 36%
  • Chuck Schumer - 33%
  • Mitch McConnell - 30%
  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions - 35%

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