Washington, D.C. - This week, 42% of all Americans approve of President Trump’s job performance. Registered voters are in line with the rest of the general public, with 44% approving of the job Trump is doing as president. Party lines continue to show division with one third of Independents (33%), 85% of Republicans, and just 14% of Democrats approving of Trump’s job performance.
Republicans and Democrats are neck and neck in this week’s generic ballot question – 33% of Americans would vote for a Democrat and 33% would vote for a Republican if the election were held today. Among registered voters, Democrats (39%) have a slight edge on Republicans (37%). Independents are evenly split between Republicans (15%), Democrats (17%) and a third party (18%).
Healthcare (16%) continues to be perceived as the most important problem facing America today. The economy (13%) is a close second to healthcare. Terrorism (11%) and morality (11%) are tied, and round out of the top issues.
Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, continues to lead the Wh'Exit Poll, with 17% of Americans reporting they believe he will be the next to resign or be fired from the White House. EPA Administrator, Scott Pruitt, is no longer perceived to be in the hot seat, with 10% of Americans reporting he will be next on the chopping block. Betsy Devos, Secretary of Education (10%) is tied for second place with Scott Pruitt.
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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