Washington, DC — President Trump’s overall approval rating this week stands at 44% among all Americans and 45% among registered voters, posting respectable gains in public sentiment. Approval ratings continue to be split along party lines, with just 13% of Democrats approving of Donald Trump’s performance compared to 79% of Republicans. His strongest improvement is with Independents where 44% currently approve of his performance.
President Trump receives the strongest accolades on the US economy (59%), while getting the lowest marks on the environment (36%) and how he treats regular people (36%). Healthcare continues to top the list of the most important problems facing America (18%), while just two in five Americans (43%) approve of President Trump’s handling of healthcare reform.
When considering the elections for Congress this coming November, Americans are equally split on whether they would choose a Democratic candidate (36%) or a Republican candidate (35%). Meanwhile, just a quarter of Americans (24%) approve of the way Congress as whole is handling its job, and just 42% approve of the job of their individual representative.
Scott Pruitt, the administrator of the EPA, continues to top the Reuters Ipsos Wh’Exit Poll for the last several weeks, with 18% of Americans noting that they believe he will be the next to resign or be terminated in the White House. Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, remains in the number two spot, with 17%. Newly confirmed Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, is believed to be relatively secure with just 6% of Americans.
About the Study
These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters May 4-8, 2018. For the survey, a sample of 1,365 Americans, including 1,171 registered voters, 478 Democrats, 520 Republicans, and 138 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 3.0 percentage points for all adults, 3.3 percentage points for registered voters, 5.1 percentage points for Democrats, 4.9 percentage points for Republicans, and 9.5 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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