- President Trump’s Job Approval: 33% approve, 66% disapprove. Overall approval for President Trump dipped 4 points from last week’s icitizen poll.
- Intensity of opinion runs high with fully 63% of Americans who “disapprove strongly,” and 25% of Americans who “approve strongly.”
- Job performance evaluations are divided by age and gender lines.
- Over 8 in 10 millennials (81%) disapprove of President Trump, while nearly half (48%) of seniors 65+ approve of the president.
- Similarly, women outpace men by 15 points when it comes to disapproval. A substantial 73% of women disapprove POTUS versus 58% of men who disapprove. Further, young women (below 50) disapprove of Trump (82%) as opposed to young men (below 50), 68% of whom disapprove the president.
- Job performance evaluations are also anchored by party identification.
- Eighty-three percent of Republicans and 25% of Independents favor President Trump. Fully 97% of Democrats stand unified in their disapproval.
- Affordable Care Act (ACA) Approval: 60% approve, 39% disapprove (1% unsure). Evaluations of ACA are cut down lines of age, gender, and party.
- ACA approval is strongest among millennials (72%), women (71%), racial minorities (72%), and West Coast residents (70%).
- Disapproval of ACA increases with age, with 45% of Americans ages 35-49 who disapprove. Men of all ages are also more likely to disapprove of the law, with 48% of men under 50 and 57% of men over 50 who disapprove.
- There is strong party cohesion on this issue, 90% of Republicans currently disapprove of ACA and 95% of Democrats approve of it.
“Though parties seemed divided evenly on ACA, Independents (65%) tip the balance in favor of the law,” says Cynthia Villacis, icitizen’s polling analyst.
- American Health Care Act (AHCA) Approval: 23% approve, 72% disapprove (5% unsure).
- AHCA approval is strongest among men over 50 (36%) and seniors over 65 (31%).
- Just over half of Republicans (56%) favor their party’s alternative. On the other hand, 95% of Democrats and 80% of Independents disapprove of the GOP’s health care alternative.
- Over one-third of Republicans (34%) disapprove of the legislation.
“With moderate congressional Republicans who halted the fate of AHCA last week, it will be imperative for the GOP leadership to investigate the preferences of its constituents in their pursuit of a successful health care alternative to ACA,” says Villacis.
The survey was conducted online from March 27-29, 2017 among 1,062 Americans nationwide. In order to achieve an accurate demographic representation of the public, the data were weighted to U.S. Census benchmarks for gender, age, race, education, region and national benchmarks for party identification. The margin of error for the full sample is 3.01 percentage points, and is higher for subgroups.
For more information, please contact Cynthia Villacis, icitizen’s lead polling analyst.
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