Tracking Trump - Direction of the Country for July 28th:

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Tracking Trump - Direction of the Country for July 28th:  

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: 30%  
  • Wrong Track: 59%     
  • Net Negative: -29%    

And today:   

  • Right Direction: 29%  
  • Wrong Track: 60%     
  • Net Negative: -31%    

Change: -1.9% since Inauguration Day & -2% from a week ago

This is only the 2nd week during the Trump administration is which we are more pessimistic about our future than we were under the Obama administration. It's also a new low for our overall view of our direction. This remains highly predictable. Rather than the national conversation being about the successful repeal of Obamacare, it's about the Republicans failing to pass it and various other issues/controversies/debates.

The top reform Americans wanted on Inauguration Day was healthcare reform. The top reform Americans wanted as recently as last week was healthcare reform. The GOP's Congressional incompetence on this issue has resulted in our collective optimism resetting to where the Trump administration started once again. It's ironic. Republicans ran for years on repealing and replacing Obamacare. Republicans won the most victories around the country they'd won since the 1920's on a platform that was led by repealing and replacing Obamacare. It's not complicated. It is unfortunate.

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