Listen to The Point Being, a podcast from the Ipsos Polling Team, where Chris Jackson, Mallory Newall and Phil Elwood discuss this week’s numbers.
President Trump’s approval rating is currently at 38%, two points higher than last week’s 36%. On specific issues, Trump’s approval ratings remain highest on employment and jobs (47%), dealing with ISIS/ISIL (45%) and the US economy (45%). Healthcare (16%) and terrorism (16%) again rank as top priorities among Americans as the most important problems facing the US.
Jeff Sessions (17%) remains at the top of the “WH-Exit” list, which predicts the Executive Branch or White House employee who will be next to resign or be terminated. He’s distantly followed by Rex Tillerson (11%) and Kellyanne Conway (9%).
More Americans now believe that the US is heading in the right direction this week (up 4 percentage points to 28%); despite this increase, however, a majority of Americans maintain that the US is heading off on the wrong track (58%).