Trump's approval and our view of the direction of the country for June 8th
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: 42% approval and 53% disapproval: -11%
President Trump's overall approval rating took a hit this week dropping two points to reach a six-week low. Generally, there's an explanation that you can point to as a catalyst for changes. That doesn't really apply here. We've had great economic news and positive foreign policy developments. It'll be interesting to see where we go from here... As has been the case for at least ten months the average polling doesn't tell the full story. 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: 40%
Registered voters: 41%
Likely voters: 49%
Looking at the direction of the country this week...
Where we stood on Inauguration Day:
Right Direction: 30%
Wrong Track: 59%
Right Direction: 40%
Wrong Track: 54%
Right Direction: 37%
Wrong Track: 54%
Change: +12% under Trump & -3% over the previous update.
Again, a little odd on back of all of the positive news. It's early, but it's possible, that as more states have primaries and divisive political rhetoric continues to ratchet up across the country – aside from just typical political circles – we're seeing people react. One week isn't a trend so we'll see how this plays out over the next couple of weeks.