Gravis Poll: Trump Approval 42 Percent

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President Donald Trump has a 41.7 percent approval rating and a 77 percent approval rating among Republicans, according to a new Gravis poll first obtained by Big League Politics.

Though Trump’s 42 percent mark is lower than his recent 50 percent showing in a different poll, the results cut largely across partisan lines. 49 percent of Americans disapprove of Trump’s performance so far. The fact that 23 percent of Republicans would not put themselves in the “Approve” category clearly drove Trump’s number down.

Trump’s recent bombing of Bashar al-Assad government targets in Syria has a 51 percent approval rating against a 40 percent disapproval, according to Gravis. His approval rating on his handling of the failed “Obamacare 2.0” bill was 27 percent, which can be perceived as a repudiation of the bill itself and not merely of his inability to pass it. His approval rating on the biggest issues identified by Gravis — the economy, North Korea, and ISIS — stands at 43 percent against a 47 percent disapproval.

Trump fared a lot better in the poll than Congress, which has a 15 percent approval rating and a 71 percent disapproval rating.

According to Gravis:

“Gravis Marketing, a nonpartisan research firm, conducted a random survey of 1,665 registered voters across the United States. The poll was conducted from April 19th through the 20th and has a margin of error of ±2.4%.  The total may not round to 100% because of rounding.  The poll was conducted using interactive voice responses and online panels of cell phone users, with the results weighted by voting patterns.”

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