Reuters/Ipsos Data: Core Political (07/05/2017)

In the latest Reuters/Ipsos Core Political, a quarter of Americans now say healthcare is the most important problem facing the US today (25%).

Reuters/Ipsos Data: Core Political (07/05/2017)

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  • Clifford Young President, US, Ipsos Public Affairs
  • Julia Clark Senior Vice President, US, Ipsos Public Affairs
  • Chris Jackson Vice President, US, Ipsos Public Affairs
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Washington, DC —  A quarter of Americans now say healthcare is the most important problem facing the US today (25%). This is the highest number of people to prioritize healthcare since the beginning of our poll. Distantly following healthcare are terrorism (14%) and the economy (13%). Donald Trump’s approval on healthcare reform grew slightly in the last week, up 2 percentage points to 37%.

President Trump’s overall approval is now 38%, 3 percentage points higher than last week. Compared to last week, he is also slightly stronger on the US economy (46%), employment and jobs (48%) and dealing with ISIS/ISIL (50%). Notably, although President Trump sent some pointed tweets last week, his approval on the way he treats people like me remains unchanged at 35%. Congress continues to be even more disliked than the president, with only 25% approving of Congress as a whole. However, 47% approve of the way their Congressperson is handling their job as Representative, up 5 percentage points from last week.

About the Study

These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters June 30 - July 4, 2017 For the survey, a sample of 1,600 Americans, including 699 Democrats, 583 Republicans, 208 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 2.8 percentage points for all adults, 4.2 percentage points for Democrats, 4.6 percentage points for Republicans, 7.7 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/.

For more information on this news release please contact:

Clifford Young
President, US Public Affairs
Ipsos Public Affairs
202.420.2016
clifford.young@ipsos.com

Julia Clark
Senior Vice President
Ipsos Public Affairs
312.526.4919
julia.clark@ipsos.com

Chris Jackson
Vice President
Ipsos Public Affairs
202.420.2011
chris.jackson@ipsos.com

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The author(s)

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

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