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Washington DC — After a rough week, including defeat of Roy Moore in the Alabama Special Election, a fresh round of controversial tweets, and a scathing editorial from USA Today, President Trump’s approval rating stands at 33% this week, the lowest ratings of his administration.
Healthcare remains the most concerning problem facing Americans today (17%), followed by terrorism (13%) and the economy (10%) and morality (10%). The perception that morality is a major problem facing American has been creeping upwards since the President Trump took office in January. Republicans are most concerned with terrorism (19%), while Democrats and Independents are most concerned with health care (23% and 15% respectively).
Rex Tillerson (18%) and Jeff Session (16%) top the list of Ipsos Wh’Exit Poll, a 2-point increase for Attorney General Sessions, and a 4-point decrease for Secretary Tillerson since last week. John F. Kelly (8%) and Sarah Sanders (7%) trail distantly behind the Secretary of State and the Attorney General.
About the Study
These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters November December 8-12, 2017. For the survey, a sample of 1,457 Americans, including 614 Democrats, 455 Republicans, 215 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, 4.5 percentage points for Democrats, 5.2 percentage points for Republicans, 7.6 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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