Reuters/Ipsos Data: Core Political (07/25/2018)

Despite the fallout from the summit in Helsinki, President Trump’s overall approval rating remains statistically unchanged, with 42% of Americans and 44% of registered voters approving of his performance as president.

Reuters/Ipsos Data: Core Political (07/25/2018)

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  • Clifford Young President, US, Public Affairs
  • Chris Jackson Vice President, US, Public Affairs
  • Annaleise Azevedo Lohr Senior Account Manager, US, Public Affairs
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Washington, DC  - Despite the fallout from the Summit in Helsinki, President Trump’s overall approval rating remains statistically unchanged, with 42% of all Americans and 44% of registered voters reporting they approve of the way Trump is performing as president. However, just 34% of Americans approve of Trump’s handling of Russia overall. 

Healthcare (16%) and immigration (15%) continue to be top of mind as the most important issues in America. However, there is partisan divide about which issue is most important. Republicans cite immigration (27%) as the top concern, and only 11% view healthcare as the most important issue facing America. Democrats, on the other hand, view healthcare (21%) as the top concern, while only 11% perceive immigration as the most important issue. Independents also view healthcare (23%) as the most important problem. 

As we approach the November midterm elections, Reuters/Ipsos continues to monitor the pulse of the generic congressional ballot. Democrats remain in the lead among all Americans (38%) and registered voters (42%). Republicans are favored by 32% of Americans and 37% of registered voters. Independents remain split between Democrats (22%), Republicans (19%), and a third-party candidate (20%). 

In this week’s Reuters/Ipsos Wh’Exit poll, Attorney General Jeff Sessions remains in the top spot, with 15% of Americas reporting that they believe he will be next in line to resign or be fired. Chief of Staff John F. Kelly (12%) has taken the second-place spot from Press Secretary Sarah Sanders (10%), who has been dropped to third place. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos (8%) and Senior Adviser Jared Kushner (7%) round out the top five. Sonny Perdue, Secretary of Agriculture, is viewed as the safest member of the cabinet, with just 1% of Americans reporting that they believe he will be next on the chopping block.

About this Study

These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters July 20-July 24, 2018. For the survey, a sample of 1,410 Americans, including 1,165 registered voters, 514 Democrats, 468 Republicans, and 131 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, 4.9 percentage points for Democrats, 5.2 percentage points for Republicans, and 9.8 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/.

For more information on this news release please contact:

Clifford Young
President, U.S.
Ipsos Public Affairs
202.420.2016
clifford.young@ipsos.com

Chris Jackson
Vice President, U.S.
Ipsos Public Affairs
202.420.2011
chris.jackson@ipsos.com

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The author(s)

  • Clifford Young President, US, Public Affairs
  • Chris Jackson Vice President, US, Public Affairs
  • Annaleise Azevedo Lohr Senior Account Manager, US, Public Affairs

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