2017 US Politics - Trump's Favorability Amongst Americans Has Risen to 50% the Week of His Inauguration (January 18)

The economy remains top of mind for most Americans, with nearly a fifth (19%) of all American reporting the economy as their biggest concern.

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  • Chris Jackson Ipsos Public Affairs, US
  • Clifford Young Ipsos Public Affairs, US
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Overall, 59% of Americans believe that the country is headed in the wrong direction, an increase from last week. Democrats (62%), Republicans (57%), and Independents (62%) feel a similar amount of pessimism.

 

The economy remains top of mind for most Americans, with nearly a fifth (19%) of all American reporting the economy as their biggest concern.

 

Approval

President Obama’s is exiting on something of a high note, his approval rating has increased in his last week with 56% approval, and disapproval at 41%.

 

President-Elect Donald Trump, on the other hand, is entering office with lukewarm public support. His favorability amongst Americans has risen slightly to 50% the week of his inauguration.

 

These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters January January 13-17, 2017 For the survey, a sample of 2,070 Americans, including 895 Democrats, 792 Republicans, 216 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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