2017 US Politics - Terrorism Tops the List of Most Important Problems Facing the US (November 8)

In the latest Reuters/Ipsos Core Political, President Trump’s approval is 35%.

2017 US Politics - Terrorism Tops the List of Most Important Problems Facing the US (November 8)

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  • Clifford Young Ipsos Public Affairs, US
  • Julia Clark Ipsos Public Affairs, US
  • Chris Jackson Ipsos Public Affairs, US
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Terrorism now tops the list of most important problems facing the US today (19%), narrowly passing healthcare (17%) and leaving the economy a distant third (10%).

President Trump’s approval rating is at 35% which represents his low in the Reuters/Ipsos polling. In the latest state-by-state breakdown of the President’s approval, the High West and Deep South continue to be bastions of support while the West Coast and Northeast are highly hostile.

In the latest Reuters/Ipsos ‘Wh-Exit’ poll, Jeff Sessions reemerges on top of the list (19%) of Executive Branch employees that American’s predict will be terminated or resign next. Last week’s frontrunner, Rex Tillerson, has dropped four points to second place, now at 11%. Both are distantly followed by Chief of Staff John Kelly (9%).

As Congress begins to dissect the newly proposed Republican tax plan, individual approval of Congress has dropped slightly (now at 38%, down from 44%). Still the most unpopular branch, Congress as a whole receives only 21% approval, including just 29% among Republicans.

These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters November 3-7, 2017. For the survey, a sample of 1,572 Americans, ages 18+ were interviewed online.

The author(s)

  • Clifford Young Ipsos Public Affairs, US
  • Julia Clark Ipsos Public Affairs, US
  • Chris Jackson Ipsos Public Affairs, US

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