The President's approval & our view of the direction of the country

posted by Brian Mudd - 

The President's approval and our view of the direction of the country for May 25th     

Bottom Line: This is a weekly story to get a reality/temperature check regarding what's really going on with public opinion of the President and our view of the direction of the country. First here's the high point, low point and current ratings for President Trump...     

  • Trump's lowest ratings: 37% approval and 59% disapproval: -22% (8/4/17)            

  • Trump highest approval ratings 45% approval and 43% disapproval +2% (1/27/17):                  

  • Trump's current ratings: 45% approval and 53% disapproval: -8%      

Another week and President Trump's average approval rating remains at its high. Disapproval was up 1% this week so he's off a point from a week ago overall but we now have a full month of 45% average approval. This week's been a bit more challenging. It's touch and go with China on trade and North Korea regarding the potential meeting in Singapore but still the economy remains strong and potentially is still gaining momentum.  

Also, as I've been tracking for many months... The more likely someone is to vote, the higher the President's overall approval rating.         

  • With adult only samples his rating over the past week averaged: 42%                 

  • Registered voters: 44%                 

  • Likely voters: 49%              

Looking at the direction of the country this week... 

Where we stood on Inauguration Day:                                

  • Right Direction: 30%                                   

  • Wrong Track: 59%                                   

  • Net: -29%                              

Last Week:                              

  • Right Direction: 40%                               

  • Wrong Track: 52%                                  

  • Net: -12%                         

And Today:                    

  • Right Direction: 39%                               

  • Wrong Track: 52%                                  

  • Net: -13%                             

Change: +16% under Trump & -1% over the previous update.               

We dropped below 40% for the first time in three weeksAgain the geopolitical factors likely are part of the reason for the slightly less optimistic bend this week but we're still the fifth most optimistic we've been over the past nine years. Until next week...  

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