The economy remains the top concern for Americans with nearly a fifth (16%) of all Americans reporting the economy as their biggest concern.
- Healthcare (14%) and terrorism (13%) are also top concerns for Americans. Once again, Democrats cite healthcare as their top concern (17%), whereas Republicans are equally concerned about economy (18%) and terrorism (18%).
The number of Americans who say that American is headed in the wrong direction dropped slightly this week, down to 52% (down from 54% last week). Nearly three-quarters of Democrats (72%) feel that the country is heading in the wrong direction compared with just 30% of Republicans.
President Trump’s approval rating has dropped below his disapproval rating once again, with just under one half (46%) approving of the job that he’s doing as President.
On specific issues, President Trump’s approval continues to shine a more positive light. Over half of Americans approve of the way he is handling employment and jobs (53%) and roughly half approve of his handling of the economy (52%). On the other hand, the President continues to get low approval marks for his handling the environment (40% approve) and the way he treats ‘people like me’ (40% approve).
These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters February 10-14, 2017 For the survey, a sample of 1,774 Americans, including 802 Democrats, 644 Republicans, 194 Independents ages 18+ were interviewed online.
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