The real political story. President Trump's ratings vs. Pelosi & Schumer

What’s the real political story? President Trump's ratings and how they compare to Pelosi & 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: 42% approval

Maybe it’s the end of the partial government shutdown, maybe it’s the best economy in a generation showing up in the jobs numbers last Friday but whatever the case might be President Trump’s average approval is up two points this week and that’s just a small sliver of the story. 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.      

  • Adult only samples averaged: 39%                    
  • Registered voters: 42%                                              
  • Likely voters: 48%         

Despite much of what you might hear reported, an approval rating that high among likely voters is solid at this point in his administration. If he maintained this rating into the next cycle, he’d be the favorite to win re-election.

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: 37% 
  • Schumer: 30%

Both are actually up two percent as well. But 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,

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

Where we stood on Inauguration Day:      

  • Right Direction: 30%                                                                                                            


  • Right Direction: 32%                                             

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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