The approval ratio is 48:47% positive to negative, which is to be expected because President Trump is a deeply polarizing figure. But, looking at the individual questions reveal numbers that are much better for the new Administration.
By a whopping margin of 55-35%, respondents believe the economy will be better next year than today. Forty-six percent say they believe America will be safer next year, while 43% say it will be less safe. Like or dislike him, respondents have typically reported belief that Mr. Trump is a strong leader. The margin saying so in this particular poll is 52-45%.
By a slight inverse margin of 47-48%, the sampling group believes that “the Trump Administration is doing things that will help you and your family,” numbers that are actually high for a Republican political figure. Typically, GOP candidates score well under Democrats on these types of questions.
The sampling universe does believe, on a 48-35% scale, that healthcare coverage will be harder to obtain under a Trump Administration, an obvious reference to the President’s desire to repeal and replace Obamacare. The media coverage and court decisions against the Trump refugee travel ban has now turned respondents somewhat against the President’s Executive Order covering people wanting to enter America from the seven most dangerous countries. The margin against the waiting period order is now 46-52%.