2017 US Politics - More Americans Now Believe that the US is Heading in the Right Direction (November 29)

In the latest Reuters/Ipsos Core Political, President Trump’s approval is 38%.

2017 US Politics - More Americans Now Believe that the US is Heading in the Right Direction (November 29)

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  • Clifford Young Ipsos Public Affairs, US
  • Julia Clark Ipsos Public Affairs, US
  • Chris Jackson Ipsos Public Affairs, US
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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%).

These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters November November 24-28, 2017. For the survey, a sample of 1,969 Americans, ages 18+ were interviewed online.

The author(s)

  • Clifford Young Ipsos Public Affairs, US
  • Julia Clark Ipsos Public Affairs, US
  • Chris Jackson Ipsos Public Affairs, US

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