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With Congressional Republicans on the verge of passing the largest tax reform bill in decades on Wednesday, overall Congressional approval remains low (21%). Self-identified Democrats are particularly disapproving of Congress giving the institution a 16% approval rating. Rank and file Republicans are a little more positive, but even they only give Congress a 30% approval score.
Echoing Congress, President Trump's approval rating also remains near its record low level, this week at 35%. However, Republicans continue to back the President in large numbers, currently at 76% approve.
The broad antipathy to Congress and the President is potentially fueling Democratic disgruntlement to the tune of a 12-percentage point advantage on the 2018 generic Congressional ballot question. Currently, 39% of Americans would vote for a Democrat versus 27% voting for a Republican if the midterms were held today.
Healthcare (17%), terrorism (15%), and the economy (11%) remain the top three issues facing the US today, with party lines continuing to dictate priorities. Nearly a quarter of Democrats (22%) believe healthcare is the most important problem facing the US, while a similar percentage of Republicans (23%) count terrorism as the most important.
These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters November December 15-19, 2017. For the survey, a sample of 2,492 Americans, including 1,089 Democrats, 764 Republicans, 336 Independents ages 18+ were interviewed online.
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