Reuters/Ipsos Data: Core Political (07/12/2017)

In the latest Reuters/Ipsos Core Political, President Trump’s overall approval rating is at 40%

Reuters/Ipsos Data: Core Political (07/12/2017)

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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 —  President Trump’s overall approval rating is at 40%, up 2 percentage points from last week. However, Trump’s overall approval rating still falls below those who strongly disapprove (42%). In the wake of the newest email scandal, few approve of his handling of corruption (39%) and the way he treats people like me (38%). However, his approval ratings on the US economy (47%), dealing with ISIS/ISIL (49%), and employment and jobs (50%) are better.

Only a quarter of Americans (26%) approve of Congress, which is currently working on another draft of the Obamacare replacement. Despite low approval overall, nearly half of Americans (45%) approve of how their Congressperson is handling their job as Representative.

While Congress continues to work on drafting a replacement of Obamacare, fewer Americans are concerned with healthcare this week. Down 6 percentage points from last week, 19% say healthcare is the most important problem facing the US today. Terrorism (16%) and the economy (12%) continue to closely follow. Prioritization of problems tends to follow party lines, with 26% of Democrats most concerned with healthcare, while only 14% of Republicans are. Similarly, 19% of Republicans prioritize terrorism as opposed to 14% of Democrats.

About the Study

These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters July 7-11, 2017 For the survey, a sample of 1,530 Americans, including 658 Democrats, 554 Republicans, 171 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, 4.4 percentage points for Democrats, 4.7 percentage points for Republicans, 8.5 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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