Washington, DC — The latest Ipsos/Reuters Core Political was released today. The key findings are below.
- Terrorism (17%) and healthcare (18%) are top priorities for Americans, nearly tied for most important problem facing the US today. Following closely is the economy generally, with 12% saying it’s the most important problem.
- Democrats are far more likely to be concerned about healthcare than Republicans and Independents (23% vs 14% vs 17%, respectively), while a quarter of Republicans are prioritizing terrorism (25%) compared to roughly one-in-ten Democrats (11%).
- The number of Americans who say the country is on the wrong track is relatively unchanged from last week. However, a significant number of Independents are now more confident in the direction of the country, with the number saying the country is off on the wrong track down by 9 percentage points from last week (now 55%).
- President Trump’s job approval rose slightly this week, now at 40% approve and 56% disapprove.
- On specific job attributes, Trump’s approval has changed little from last week. His highest approval comes from his handling of employment and jobs (49%), dealing with ISIS/ISIL (49%), and the general handling of the US economy (47%).
- Similar to previous weeks, Trump struggles most with his approval on the way he treats people like me (37%), the environment (38%), corruption (39%) and healthcare reform (39%).
Topline results are available for download.
About the Study
These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters June 9-13, 2017 For the survey, a sample of 1,492 Americans, including 671 Democrats, 501 Republicans, 187 Independents ages 18+ were interviewed online. The precision of the Reuters/Ipsos online polls is measured using a credibility interval. In this case, the poll has a credibility interval of plus or minus 2.9 percentage points for all adults, 4.3 percentage points for Democrats, 5.0 percentage points for Republicans, 8.2 percentage points for Independents. For more information about credibility intervals, please see the appendix.
The data were weighted to the U.S. current population data by gender, age, education, and ethnicity. Statistical margins of error are not applicable to online polls. All sample surveys and polls may be subject to other sources of error, including, but not limited to coverage error and measurement error. Figures marked by an asterisk (*) indicate a percentage value of greater than zero but less than one half of one per cent. Where figures do not sum to 100, this is due to the effects of rounding. To see more information on this and other Reuters/Ipsos polls, please visit http://polling.reuters.com/.
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