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Washington, DC- Pocketbook issues continue to dominate the public’s primary
concerns this week by rating the economy as the number one issue of concern. For the first
time in a number of weeks, healthcare has overtaken terrorism as a key issue of concern for
the general public.
From a broader perspective, nearly half of Americans (49%) think the country is going in
the wrong direction, this number is driven by two-thirds (66%) of Democrats and 48% of
independents viewing the country as going off a cliff – with Republicans being more optimistic.
While President Trump’s approval rating remains a statistical tie, for the first time in several
weeks, his actual approval score exceeds his disapproval rating. 48% approve of President
Trump, with 46% disapproving. However, when drilling down to the specifics, Trump is doing
well on some key issues: over half approve of his handling of jobs and the employment (57%),
56% approve of his actions on the economy. Where Trump is weakest on the issues are the
environment with only 42% approval, and the way he ‘treats people like me’ coming in at 44%
Topline results are available for download on the right side of the page.
These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters March 3-7,
For the survey, a sample of 1,662 Americans, including 707 Democrats, 627
Republicans, 201 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, 4.2
percentage points for Democrats, 4.5 percentage points for Republicans, 7.9 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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President, US Public Affairs
Ipsos Public Affairs
Ipsos Public Affairs
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