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President Trump’s overall approval rating is at 40%, up 2 percentage points from last week. However, Trump’s overall approval rating still falls below those who strongly disapprove (42%). In the wake of the newest email scandal, few approve of his handling of corruption (39%) and the way he treats people like me (38%). However, his approval ratings on the US economy (47%), dealing with ISIS/ISIL (49%), and employment and jobs (50%) are better.
Only a quarter of Americans (26%) approve of Congress, which is currently working on another draft of the Obamacare replacement. Despite low approval overall, nearly half of Americans (45%) approve of how their Congressperson is handling their job as Representative.
While Congress continues to work on drafting a replacement of Obamacare, fewer Americans are concerned with healthcare this week. Down 6 percentage points from last week, 19% say healthcare is the most important problem facing the US today. Terrorism (16%) and the economy (12%) continue to closely follow. Prioritisation of problems tends to follow party lines, with 26% of Democrats most concerned with healthcare, while only 14% of Republicans are. Similarly, 19% of Republicans prioritise terrorism as opposed to 14% of Democrats.
These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters July 7-11, 2017 For the survey, a sample of 1,530 Americans, ages 18+ were interviewed online.
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