Washington, D.C. - Nearly 2 in 5 Americans (38%) approve of the job President Trump is doing, unchanged from last week. Registered voters are slightly more likely to approve of the way Trump is handling his job as President (41%). President Trump’s job performance remains deeply split along party lines, with just 11% of Democratic registered voters approving of Trump’s performance, compared to 83% of Republican registered voters.
Democrats continue to lead in the generic congressional ballot. Forty-five percent of registered voters would pick the Democratic candidate if the election for U.S. Congress were held today, while 34% would vote for the Republican candidate. This is steady from last week. Independent voters are also more likely to vote for a Democratic candidate (27%) than a Republican (14%), though 38% remain undecided.
A majority of Americans (57%) continue to think that things in this country are off on the wrong track. Healthcare (18%) continues to be the most important problem facing the U.S. today, followed by terrorism (13%), and the economy in general (12%).
For the second week in a row, Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (19%), tops the list of who Americans think will be the next in Trump’s administration to resign or be fired. Pruitt is virtually tied with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, with 18% of Americans reporting they believe he will be the next person to exit the White House.
About the Study
These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters April 20 -24, 2018. For the survey, a sample of 1,522 Americans, including 551 Democrats, 484 Republicans, 157 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, 4.8 percentage points for Democrats, 5.1 percentage points for Republicans, 8.9 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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