Hard Numbers: Trump's Gallup approval rating hits all time high

151: Malawi's constitutional court has ruled that widespread irregularities compromised the outcome of last year's presidential election, annulling the results and ruling that a new vote must take place within 151 days.

3,000: After months of political upheaval in Algeria over what many decried as a sham election, President Abdelmadjid Tebboune on Tuesday pardoned more than 3,000 prisoners as a good will gesture intended to win him support. It's unclear, however, whether those pardoned include protestors detained for participating in recent anti-government activities.

49: President Trump's approval rating has risen to 49 percent, the highest recorded by Gallup since he took office three years ago. Growing support from independent voters, which has increased five points since early January, contributed to Trump's boost, Gallup found.

428 billion: India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi released his annual budget for 2020-21, offering $428 billion for a series of modest initiatives that includes investment in new infrastructure. But many argue that it does nothing to help lift the country from its worst economic slowdown in more than a decade.

Kevin Sneader, global managing partner of McKinsey & Company, answers the question: Are CEOs getting real about climate change?

The answer, yes. Why? One, it's personal. Many have watched with horror the wildfires that took place recently. Others have even been evacuated. And for some, the snow set in Davos, they experienced incredibly mild temperatures that laid all to quip that climate change really has arrived. But the other reasons are a growing understanding of the nature of climate change.


Welcome to the eleventh parliamentary elections in Iran's 40-year history.

Want to run for a seat? You can…if you're an Iranian citizen between the ages of 30 and 75, hold a master's degree or its equivalent, have finished your military service (if you're a man), and have demonstrated a commitment to Islam. Check all these boxes, and you can ask permission to run for office.

Permission comes from the 12-member Guardian Council, a body composed of six clerics appointed by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and six jurists that Khamenei appoints indirectly. If the Council says yes, you can win a seat in parliament. If they say no, you can't.

This parliament, also called the Majlis, does have real power. It approves the national budget, drafts legislation and sends it to the Guardian Council for approval, ratifies treaties, approves ministers and can question the president. The current Majlis represents a wide range of values and opinions.


As the head of a leading management consulting firm, global managing partner of McKinsey & Company Kevin Sneader has an inside view into the challenges facing the world's top executives. Every Thursday, Sneader will address questions about key issues like attracting and retaining talent, growing revenue, navigating change, staying ahead of the competition, and corporate responsibility – all in 60 seconds.

GZERO's Alex Kliment interviews New Yorker correspondent and author Joshua Yaffa. The two discuss Yaffa's new book, Between Two Fires, about what life is like for Russians today. They also sample some vodka at a famous Russian restaurant in NYC, of course!