Tracking Trump - Direction of the Country for June 9th:
Bottom Line: This Friday feature is designed for political junkies. For years, despite generally favorable approval ratings for President Obama, we'd collectively been unhappy with the overall direction of our country. In the early months of the Trump Presidency we're seeing a bit of a shift with a less popular President but a bit more optimistic country generally.
In this entry I'll be tracking the overall view of the direction of the country led by President Trump.
Here's where we stood on Inauguration Day:
- Right Direction: 30%
- Wrong Track: 59.1%
- Net Negative: -29.1%
Last week's ratings:
- Right Direction: 32%
- Wrong Track: 56.7%
- Net Negative: -24.7%
- Right Direction: 32.5%
- Wrong Track: 58.5%
- Net Negative: -26%
Change: +3.1% since Inauguration Day & -1.3% from a week ago.
Once again this week we see that having all of the attention on something other than the agenda items that poll as being the most important to us - healthcare and tax reform. There's no telling at this point what impact, if any, the Comey hearing will have on this question - other than being a continued distraction to the President's agenda.