2017 US Politics - President Trump’s Approval Rating Remains a Statistical Tie (March 8)

Pocketbook issues continue to dominate the public’s primary concerns this week by rating the economy as the number one issue of concern. For the first time in a number of weeks, healthcare has overtaken terrorism as a key issue of concern for the general public.

2017 US Politics - President Trump’s Approval Rating Remains a Statistical Tie (March 8)

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  • Chris Jackson Ipsos Public Affairs, US
  • Clifford Young Ipsos Public Affairs, US
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From a broader perspective, nearly half of Americans (49%) think the country is going in the wrong direction, this number is driven by two-thirds (66%) of Democrats and 48% of independents viewing the country as going off a cliff – with Republicans being more optimistic.

While President Trump’s approval rating remains a statistical tie, for the first time in several weeks, his actual approval score exceeds his disapproval rating. 48% approve of President Trump, with 46% disapproving. However, when drilling down to the specifics, Trump is doing well on some key issues: over half approve of his handling of jobs and the employment (57%), 56% approve of his actions on the economy. Where Trump is weakest on the issues are the environment with only 42% approval, and the way he ‘treats people like me’ coming in at 44% approval.

These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters March 3-7, 2017 For the survey, a sample of 1,662 Americans, including 707 Democrats, 627 Republicans, 201 Independents ages 18+ were interviewed online.

The author(s)

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

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