Washington, DC- President Donald Trump sees his job approval ratings
underwater in the Reuters/Ipsos poll for the first time since assuming office with 50% of the
public disapproving of his performance. The data indicates that all the furor around foreign
policy is not playing to what the public perceives are his strengths, which remain the economy
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- 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).
Topline results are available for download on the right side of the page.
These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters February 10-14,
For the survey, a sample of 1,774 Americans, including 802 Democrats, 644
Republicans, 194 Independents ages 18+
were interviewed online. The precision of the
Reuters/Ipsos online polls is measured using a credibility interval. In this case,
the poll has a credibility interval of plus or minus 2.7 percentage points for all adults, 3.9
percentage points for Democrats, 4.4 percentage points for Republicans, 8.0 percentage
points for Independents. For more information about credibility intervals, please see the
The data were weighted to the U.S. current population data by gender, age, education,
and ethnicity. Statistical margins of error are not applicable to online polls. All sample surveys
and polls may be subject to other sources of error, including, but not limited to coverage error
and measurement error. Figures marked by an asterisk (*) indicate a percentage value of
greater than zero but less than one half of one per cent. Where figures do not sum to 100, this
is due to the effects of rounding. To see more information on this and other Reuters/Ipsos
polls, please visit http://polling.reuters.com/.
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Ipsos Public Affairs
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