The FINANCIAL -- President Trump’s approval rating remains steady among all Americans (45%) and registered voters (46%) this week.
President Trump’s approval rating remains steady among all Americans (45%) and registered voters (46%) this week. Democratic registered voters are much less likely to approve of Trump’s job performance (15%) than Republicans (80%). One in three Independent voters (30%) approve of the job Trump is doing as president, according to Ipsos.
This week, as President Trump revealed his drug price reduction, healthcare remains the nation’s biggest problem (17%). Four in ten Americans (41%) approve of Trump’s handling of healthcare reform (54% disapprove), relatively unchanged from the past few weeks. President Trump continues to receive high marks on employment and jobs (60% approve), the economy (56%), and dealing with ISIS (57%). However, just one in three Americans approve of his handling of corruption (37%) and the way he treats everyday people (36%).
Americans are equally split on which party to support in the November midterm elections if the vote were held today. Nearly four in ten registered voters report they would support a Democratic candidate (38%), and a similar number would support a Republican candidate (37%). Independent voters show a very slight preference for a Democratic candidate (23%) over a Republican (18%) or a candidate from another political party (15%).
In this week’s Wh’Exit poll, Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the EPA (19%), has a narrow lead on Attorney General Jeff Sessions (18%) as the next White House staff member to be terminated or resign. The rest of the White House staff is seen as relatively safe in their current positions.