Washington, DC — Public focus on healthcare has declined slightly since last week, following Mitch McConnell’s call for the Senate to move on from repealing and replacing Obamacare. Despite this, healthcare still ranks as the top priority among Americans (23%), with interest especially high among Democrats (27%). Republicans also say healthcare is their top priority (18%), closely followed by terrorism (16%) and the economy (13%).
President Trump’s approval is now at 37%, up slightly from 35% last week. Trump has maintained steady support among three quarters of Republicans, with his job approval now at 77% with his base. There is little change in Trump’s detailed job approval, where he enjoys the most support for his handling of the US economy (43%), employment and jobs (44%) and dealing with ISIS/ISIL (46%).
This week Ipsos adds a new chart visualizing Trump’s approval ratings by state, aggregated from the start of 2017 through July.
After an especially dramatic week in Congress, overall approval of Congress remains at 22%. Even among Republicans, who control both the House and Senate, approval of Congress is low (28%). When asked about their Representative specifically, Americans are more forgiving, with 41% approving.
About the Study
These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters July 28 - August 1, 2017 For the survey, a sample of 3,130 Americans, including 1,305 Democrats, 1,081 Republicans, 438 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 2.0 percentage points for all adults, 3.1 percentage points for Democrats, 3.4 percentage points for Republicans, 5.3 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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