In non-numbers related news, ABC’s Good Morning America was kind enough to cite one of our polls regarding patronage at restaurants in the US – we think. The anchor cited the Reuters poll along with a Middle Eastern organisation that has a distinctly different mandate than ours. For the record the company name is I-P-S-O-S.
Back to the numbers.
While digging into the “approval attributes,” Ipsos found that the highest number for disapproval of Trump is in the “how he treats people like me” question (48% disapprove). Conversely, the President’s highest number in the approval section is 56% on employment and jobs. In his handling of the economy, 53% approve, with 37% disapproving. For the complete breakdown of topics, please visit slide 10 of the attached deck.
Moving on to the direction the country is going in, overall – people are not pleased. Taken together, 55% of all Americans think the country is going in the wrong direction. Democrats take that to a new level with 72% thinking the car is going off a cliff, and 55% of Republicans believing we are moving the in the right direction. And, 55% of Independents think the country is moving in the wrong direction.
Lastly, let’s look to the main problems facing America. For all Americans, the economy is the biggest concern, healthcare and immigration are tied at 13%, with terrorism at 10%. Interestingly, morality (7%) beat out war, crime, environment, energy, war and education. Among Republicans terrorism topped the charts at 21%, and Democrats are most concerned with the economy at 18%.