SurveyMonkey’s weekly polling (ending Thursday July 27) finds 39 percent of adults nationwide approve of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as president and 58 percent disapprove. That result represents a three percentage point decline in the approval percentage (from 42 percent) and the first time that Trump’s approval rating has fallen below the 40-percent level since our tracking began in late January.
Trump’s disapproval rating this week (58 percent) is a percentage point higher than the previous week and matches a previous high recorded in mid-May.
Trump’s approval rating decline was greatest over the past week among moderate to liberal Republicans and Republican leaning independents, 67 percent of whom now approve of his performance, while 32 percent disapprove. That’s a decline from 75 percent approve, 24 percent disapprove over the last two weeks, and the first time Trump’s approval has fallen below 72 percent among moderate/liberal Republicans.
“Health care” clicks up a point over the past week (from 29 to 30 percent) as the selected issue that matters most to Americans, matching the previous high recorded at the end of June. Selections of health care have been nominally higher than “jobs and the economy” (now at 26 percent) for the past five weeks.
This week’s full topline results and a detailed demographic breakdown can be viewed here.
Results from previous weeks can be accessed here.
Methodology: This SurveyMonkey Tracking poll was conducted online July 21 through July 27, 2017 among a national sample of 6,864 adults ages 18 and up. Respondents for this survey were selected from the nearly 3 million people who take surveys on the SurveyMonkey platform each day. Data for this week have been weighted for age, race, sex, education, and geography using the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey to reflect the demographic composition of the United States. The modeled error estimate for this survey is plus or minus 2.0 percentage points.