On November 5, 2017, Gallup found that 37% of Americans approve of President Trump’s job performance and 57% disapprove.
Below are the President’s job ratings among all voters as found by Gallup on the first of each month, the 15th of the month for the last three months and the first of the month for the previous months of the President’s term.
The following are some additional looks at the president’s job performance. (The numbers below are of registered voters unless followed by an “A” which means all voters.) [QUPIAC = Quinnipiac]
|Date||NBC / WSJ||WP / ABC||CNN / ORC||NYT / CBS||FOX||QUPIAC|
The following are job approval numbers from Gallup for the last nine presidents and Trump from the same time period. As you will see, Trump’s job approval rating by the public at large is the worst of any president at this point in their tenure going back to Bill Clinton.
|G.W. Bush||87% (11/01)|
|George HW Bush||70% (11/89)|
On the question of how Trump is viewed, favorably or unfavorably, and whether they approve or disapprove of his efforts on the economy and foreign policy, respondents have been consistently in the negative range except for a brief moment on the economy in September.
How folks view Trump, favorably or unfavorably, has gone up and down but most recently the number who view him favorably has dropped 8 points since the end of June and conversely those who view him unfavorably has risen by the same number of points in the same period.
|View him favorably||View him unfavorably|
On the economy, Trump’s approval rating has ranged within four points and most recently has been–for the second time–at the top of the range. The disapproval scale has ranged over 10 points and at the present time is down 8 points for its high point.
On foreign policy, Trump’s approval and disapproval ratings have each been in a two point range since the spring.
The NBC/WSJ recently completed a poll of what are described as “Trump Counties”. Trump counties are the 438 counties that “flipped” from voting Democrat in the 2012 election to Republican in 2016 and counties where Trump got 20 points higher or more in 2016 than Romney did in 2012.
In the Trump Counties:
41% say the country is worse off now than it was when Trump became President and 32% say the country is better off now than before Trump won.
53% say they do not think that Trump has a clear agenda while 44% say that he does have an agenda.
35% say that Trump is “not that likely” to bring real change in the direction of the country while 27% say that it is “very likely” that he will bring change.
If health care costs increase and some people lose their health care coverage,
44% believe it is the fault of the Obama administration and Democrats in Congress. 46% believe it is the fault of the Trump administration and the Republicans in Congress.
Here are the news sources that people in Trump counties watch regularly.
(Multiple answers were accepted)
|NBC, ABC or CBS||47%|
|Cable channel – Fox News||34%|
|Cable channel – CNN||27%|
|Cable channel – MSNBC||18%|
|Don’t watch any of the above||20%|
Who do you want to see take the lead role in setting policy for the country?
|Republicans in Congress||22%|
|Democrats in Congress||38%|
62% of the folks in Trump counties are “upset that elites in this country look down on my values and beliefs. [NBC/WSJ, 11/4/17]
In the recent WP/ABC survey, respondents were asked what kind of job they think Trump is doing:
|Excellent/good||Not so good/poor|
|On dealing with race relations||28%||70%|
|Improving the health care system||26%||70%|
|Dealing with the threat or terrorism||43%||55%|
They were also asked if Trump:
|Excellent/good||Not so good/poor|
|Is keeping most of his campaign promises||35%||55%|
|Is honest and trustworthy||33%||65%|
|Is bringing needed change to Washington||42%||55%|
|Is biased||Is not biased|
|Is biased against women||55%||40%|
|Is biased against black people||50%||42%|