Tracking Trump - The President's approval for November 3rd:
Bottom Line: This is one of two weekly tracking stories to get a reality/temperature check with regard to what's really going on with public opinion of the President. In this series we'll track the high point, low point and current ratings...
Trump's lowest ratings: 37% approval and 59% disapprove: -22% (8/4/17)
Trump highest approval ratings were an average 45% approval and 43% disapproval +2% (1/27/17)
Trump's current ratings: 39% approval and 57% disapprove: -18%
President Trump's rating was flat despite seven new accredited polls rolling in this week. What's most interesting is that the emerging trend I identified two weeks ago within President Trump's ratings. The more likely someone is to vote, the higher his overall approval rating.
With adult only samples his rating over the past week averaged: 37%
Registered voters only: 41%
Likely voters: 43%
Two weeks ago the gap was four points. Last week it was a seven point spread and now it's six. We're in an important window of time with the budget deal now passed in Congress and the high potential for tax reform sitting in front of us. If the President has two thirds of our top priorities enacted in his first full year as President that's arguably a success - especially if healthcare reform happens early in 2018.
The range was Economist/YouGov –9% to Pew -25%
Until next week...