Tracking Trump - The President's approval for July 7th:
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 low point: 40.5% approval and 56.25% disapprove: -15.75% (6/9/17)
- Trump highest approval ratings were an average 45.2% approval and 43% disapproval +2.2% (1/27/17)
- Trump's current ratings: 40% approval and 55.7% disapprove: -15.7%
In the wake of the CNN feud and the Morning Joe fiasco at MSNBC, the President's approval ratings are essentially at the low point for Trump thus far (nearly equaling where his approval rating was a month ago). What's interesting is that we're starting to see a bit of a divergence from our view of the direction of the country and our collective view of President Trump's performance itself (we were more optimistic about the direction of the country but hold a less favorable view of the President)
Despite all of the noise and all of the rhetoric, Donald Trump wasn't elected President because he was beloved by the masses. Republicans haven't been elected to their greatest majorities nationally since the 1920's because Americans are in love with the Republican party. President Trump and these Republicans have been elected to get the job done that other politicians haven't. The top three priorities of Americans at the onset of the Trump administration were:
The President accomplished the third most important agenda item early on. Now we're getting down to brass tax time on healthcare reform. Will the Republicans prove they can effectively govern and pass the agenda they were elected to pass? That will determine the approval or disapproval of the President and individual members of Congress over the long run.
The range was The Economist/YouGov at -12% to Gallup -20%
Until next week...