Tracking Trump - The President's approval for June 2nd:
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 and week over week comparisons.
Trump's lowest ratings: 40.3% approval and 55.3% disapprove: -15% (5/19/17)
Trump highest approval ratings were an average 45.2% approval and 43% disapproval +2.2% (1/27/17)
Trump's current ratings: 40.75% approval and 54.75% disapprove: -14%
There's no way to make these numbers appear better than they actually are for Trump but there's a minor ray of sunshine compared to where he was two weeks ago at the low before his foreign trip. His approval rating has stabilized and he's slightly above his lowest point. The question is if the President is simply bouncing off of his lows or if he's actually doing something people are happier with on back of his foreign trip. Any reasonably objective observer would notice that the President's trip has been a success (yes there are numerous attempts to suggest otherwise in various media outlets - I said reasonably objective) but if he's ever going to get back to positive approval it'll have to come from meaningful improvement closer to home.Trump became President for two primary reasons. We were fed up with politics and politicians as usual and a belief that he could get stuff done they didn't. That has to happen.
All of my tracking thus far has shown that when the focus is on the domestic agenda moving forward the President benefits. This is still about healthcare and tax reform & the President should park himself in Congress until they get done.
The variance between pollsters was the most consistent they've been during the Trump administration this week. The range was the Economist/You Gov -13% to Reuters/Ipsos at -15%
Until next week...