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Washington, DC — President Trump’s approval is now at 36%, essentially unchanged from last week (35%). Public approval of Trump’s handling of any of the issues of the day does not significantly exceed his overall approval. As Congress continues to struggle with tax reform, Trump’s approval on his handling of taxation has remained steady at 39%. With healthcare still a top priority among Americans (20%), Trump’s approval on his handling of healthcare reform is only 36%.
As both political parties prepare for the 2018 Midterms, overall approval of Congress is at 22%, half of the approval for individual Representatives (44%). The Democratic party (40%) leads the Republican party (31%) in the Generic Ballot Question. This 9-point lead is essentially unchanged over the last week.
Americans are again split on the next to leave the White House or Executive Branch according to the latest ‘Wh-Exit’ poll. While Rex Tillerson continues to top the list (15%), down nearly 10 points from 3 weeks ago (24% on Oct. 11). He’s closely followed by Jeff Sessions, Attorney General (14%) and John F. Kelly, Chief of Staff (10%).
About the Study
These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters October 27-31, 2017. For the survey, a sample of 1,798 Americans, including 758 Democrats, 651 Republicans, 247 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 2.6 percentage points for all adults, 4.1 percentage points for Democrats, 4.4 percentage points for Republicans, 7.1 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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