President Trump's ratings and how they compare to Pelosi and Schumer

Who’s winning the shutdown? President Trump's ratings and how they compare to Pelosi and Schumer  

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 (8/4/17)            
  • Trump highest approval ratings 45% approval (1/27/17):                    
  • Trump's current ratings: 41% approval

Another week in the partial government shutdown and another one-point decline in President Trump’s approval rating. But still, it’s just a point and his approval rating remains four points higher than its previous low in August of 2017. It’s clear that for the most part the president’s base support isn’t wavering. But that’s just part of the story. What you never hear reported are the ratings of the Democratic leaders opposing him. Let’s just say they’d need a huge push of support to simply catch President Trump’s approval ratings. Here’s the latest...  

  • Pelosi: 35% (flat with last week) 
  • Schumer: 28% (-3 from last week) 

So, what does that tell you about what’s really going on in this country? It’s just not what you get in the news media. Also, as has been the case throughout his term thus far, the more informed and engaged someone is politically – the more likely they are to approve of President Trump.      

  • With adult only samples his rating over the past week averaged: 38%                    
  • Registered voters: 41%                                              
  • Likely voters: 44%                                           

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

Where we stood on Inauguration Day:                                                             

  • Right Direction: 30%                                                                                                                               


  • Right Direction: 33%                                             

This is where we’re seeing the negativity wash through with the political noise of the day and ongoing standoff. Though, even in the mist of the longest government shutdown in US history, we're more optimistic than we were during the Obama administration. 

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