This week’s Reuters / Ipsos numbers indicate that healthcare reform may be negatively impacting President Trump’s approval rating. Firstly, healthcare has - for the first time ever - risen to the top issue of concern for Americans, at 16%. And second, after a good show in his numbers last week – likely lagging his speech to Congress – the President’s disapproval rating has climbed once again to 49%, while his approval numbers remain flat.
Half (51%) of the country believes that we are headed in the “wrong direction” and 32% think the nation is headed in the “right direction.” One in six (17%) aren’t quite sure which. On the economy, 52% of the public believe that Trump is doing a solid job with the economy, with 37% disapproving. The President’s rating on the environment is worse and has declined, with 39% approval and 45% disapproval. And finally, nearly half (48%) disapprove of the President’s job performance on “treating people like me.”
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