Washington, DC —Terrorism now tops the list of most important problems facing the US today (19%), narrowly passing healthcare (17%) and leaving the economy a distant third (10%).
President Trump’s approval rating is at 35% which represents his low in the Reuters/Ipsos polling. In the latest state-by-state breakdown of the President’s approval, the High West and Deep South continue to be bastions of support while the West Coast and Northeast are highly hostile.
In the latest Reuters/Ipsos ‘Wh-Exit’ poll, Jeff Sessions reemerges on top of the list (19%) of Executive Branch employees that American’s predict will be terminated or resign next. Last week’s frontrunner, Rex Tillerson, has dropped four points to second place, now at 11%. Both are distantly followed by Chief of Staff John Kelly (9%).
As Congress begins to dissect the newly proposed Republican tax plan, individual approval of Congress has dropped slightly (now at 38%, down from 44%). Still the most unpopular branch, Congress as a whole receives only 21% approval, including just 29% among Republicans.
About the Study
These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters November 3-7, 2017. For the survey, a sample of 1,572 Americans, including 651 Democrats, 523 Republicans, 242 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, 4.4 percentage points for Democrats, 4.9 percentage points for Republicans, 7.2 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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