Tracking Trump - The President's approval for July 14th:
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: 41.25% approval and 54.75% disapprove: -13.5%
Fresh off of the G-20 summit, some halfway decent jobs numbers and a roaring stock market - President Trump saw a bit of improvement this week. His overall approval rating improved by just over 2%. There isn't much polling that's accounted for the Donald Trump Jr. email to do that's rolled in yet, but what has indicates that there's no negative impact to the President as a result of the noise. Ironically, the more we learn about the Russian lawyer Jr. met with, the more we realize that she was more closely aligned with the Obama administration and Clinton's campaign than anything that transpired with Donald Trump Jr. I continue to believe that it's quite likely that part of the reason so much offense is being played on the "Trump Russia collusion (to date, false) narrative" is to potentially attempt to keep attention away from the Obama administration's actions and the Clinton's campaign/Russian issues but that's for another topic.
Yet again this week we had confirmation in Gallup research that the biggest issues to most Americans are:
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 -11% to Reuters/Ipsos -16%
Until next week...