Washington, D.C. — For the first time since last year, healthcare (14%) has been overshadowed by another issue — immigration (17%) — as the most important problem that faces America today. Democrats (9%), Republicans (28%), and Independents (15%) all agree that immigration is the top issue. Despite negative press surrounding immigration policy last week, President Trump’s approval rating remains statistically unchanged from last week, with 42% of all Americans and 45% of registered voters approving of the job he is doing as president.
Among registered voters, Democrats continue to have a narrow lead in the Reuters/Ipsos generic congressional ballot, with 41% of registered voters reporting that they would support a Democrat candidate compared to 38% who would support a Republican. Independents continue to favor Democrats as well, with a quarter (24%) noting they would choose a Democrat, compared to 19% who would choose a Republican, and 20% who would vote for a candidate from another party. Unsurprisingly, Republicans and Democrats continue to report they would vote for their respective parties if the election were held today. Overall congressional approve remains low, with just one in five Americans (22%) approving of the legislature’s job performance.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions continues to be top of mind when Americans consider who will be next to resign or be terminated from the White House (17%). Press Secretary Sarah Sanders (15%) and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt (12%) round out the top three of those who are believed to be next on the chopping block. Others in the administration are seen as relatively safe in their positions for now.
About the Study
These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters June 22-26, 2018. For the survey, a sample of 1,476 Americans, including 1,199 registered voters, 503 Democrats, 494 Republicans, and 141 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, 3.2 percentage points for registered voters, 5.0 percentage points for Democrats, 5.0 percentage points for Republicans, and 9.4 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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