Reuters/Ipsos Data: Core Political (3/1/2017)

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

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Washington, DC- In the latest Core Political release of the Reuters/Ipsos poll President Trump’s approval remains essentially unchanged. His job disapproval (48%) remains slightly higher than his approval (46%). However, on more specific issues, he is enjoying much broader appreciation from the American public. His strongest subjects remain the economy with good scores on employment and jobs (54%) and his handling of the economy (53%). On the other hand, the president continues to get lower approval marks for his handling of the environment (42% approve) and the way he ‘treats people like me’ (44% approve).

America remains divided on the main problem facing the country with a small plurality selecting the economy as the top priority (15%), closely followed by terrorism (13%) and healthcare (12%). Republican concern with immigration has jumped again to 20%, up from 14% last week. With this jump, focus on terrorism has dropped to 17%, down from 21%. Democrats cite the economy as their top priority (16%), closely followed by healthcare (15%).

In terms of right direction/wrong track, over half of Americans continue to believe we are on the wrong track (51%). Sentiments among Democrats and Republicans continue to be stable along party lines, with the majority of Democrats seeing the US heading on the wrong track (74%), while Republicans are confident we’re going in the right direction (58%). This is consistent with past splits, where Republicans overwhelmingly believed the country was on the wrong track under the Obama administration as opposed to the majority of Democrats who saw the country heading in the right direction.

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These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters February 24-28, 2017 For the survey, a sample of 1,847 Americans, including 764 Democrats, 715 Republicans, 233 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 2.6 percentage points for all adults, 4.0 percentage points for Democrats, 4.2 percentage points for Republicans, 7.3 percentage points for Independents. For more information about credibility intervals, please see the appendix.

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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Reuters/Ipsos Data: Core Political (3/1/2017)

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