2017 US Politics - Trump Receives Stronger Marks on his Handling of the US Economy (May 10)

In the latest Reuters/Ipsos Core Political, concerns over healthcare remain high.

2017 US Politics - Trump Receives Stronger Marks on his Handling of the US Economy (May 10)

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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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The Reuters/Ipsos Poll is registering a spike in the number of Americans expressing that healthcare is their number one concern this week, now at 21% -- up from 16% last week. Considering the recent passage of the AHCA (American Health Care Act) through the House, high levels of Democrats (27%) are worried about healthcare.

The passage of the AHCA does not appear to have had a significant impact on American perceptions of President Trump’s job performance. Currently 43% of Americans approve of President Trump while 52% disapprove. This is not significantly changed from last week’s 44%/51% ratings.

President Trump continues to receive stronger marks on his handling of the US economy (47% approve), employment (50% approve) and dealing with ISIS (52% approve). However, public perception of his performance on handling healthcare reform (42% approve), taxation (42%), corruption (42%) and the environment (38%) remain relatively weak.

These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters May 5-9, 2017 For the survey, a sample of 1,830 Americans, including 725 Democrats, 691 Republicans, 229 Independents 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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