Among all Americans, President Trump's approval rating remains relatively stable at 39%, down two points from last week. Not surprisingly, Republicans continue to report strong approval numbers for the president - 80% approve of the job he is doing, with 50% strongly approving. Just 11% of Democrats and 33% of Independents report feeling the same way as their Republican counterparts.
For specific issues, President Trump receives varied support across the board. Trump's handling of the economy (46%) and jobs (50%) continue to be the most popular among Americans. Issues like immigration (42%) and international trade (41%) receive moderate support. The environment (35%), Russia (35%) and corruption (36%) remain the least popular among all Americans.
Congress remains unpopular among Americans - just 27% report approving of the job the legislative body does as whole. Democrats are slightly more likely to say they approve of Congress (32%) than Republicans (27%). Congressional representatives are much more popular among their constituents - 46% of Americans report being pleased with the work their individual representative is doing. Republicans (52%) and Democrats (52%) remain equally happy with their legislator, but Independents are less likely to approve (37%) of their congressperson.
Perceptions about the biggest issues facing the country continue to be impacted by political affiliation. Immigration (16%) and healthcare (17%) remain the most important issues for Americans. Democrats (22%) and Independents (19%) are more likely to report the biggest issue is healthcare, compared to Republicans (12%). Conversely, Republicans are more likely to say immigration is the biggest issue (30%) compared to just 9% of Democrats and 10% of Republicans.
About this Study
About Ipsos Public Affairs
AMA Virtual Conference: The Year Ahead
2020 will bring an abundance of changes. The AMA’s line-up of keynote speakers will teach you how to be a catalyst for change, internally and inter-personally; get you caught up with what the 2020 election means for marketers, and introduce you to new trends and re-imagined frameworks for your operations.
Conference on AI, Machine Learning & Business Analytics
Over five billion people worldwide actively engage with AI, bots, machine-to-machine connected solutions, wearables, Internet-of-Things, 5G, AR/VR technologies, Fintech, Mooc, and blockchain. This conference will explore how digital, social, and mobile technologies affect business models, customer behavior, public policy, and social changes at large. Isn’t it time for your brand to leverage these customer-friendly tools?