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Business Leaders Split on Trump’s Job Performance and Executive Orders

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Analysis--Zogby Analytics conducted an online nationwide survey of 301 business decision makers with 100 or more employees on 2/2/2017. Based on a confidence interval of 95%, the margin of error for 301 is +/- 5.7 percentage points. Overall, a plurality (48%) of business leaders disapprove (strongly and somewhat combined) of Donald Trump's job as president so far, while slightly less (44%) approve. At the moment only a third think the country is on the right track and 45% think it's going in the wrong direction.

Business leaders were more optimistic when it came to the economy over the next four years; 48% thought things would go well (excellent and good combined), while almost as many business leaders thought things would not bode well for the US economy (fair and poor combined). When it came to the recent immigration executive orders, business leaders were also split on Trump imposing a 90-day ban on refugees from seven Muslim-majority nations (Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen) entering the U.S-48% agreed with the order (strongly and somewhat combined) while 47% disagreed.

Business leaders were also divided on whether they thought President Trump went too far by suspending general refugee admissions into the U.S. for 120 days and imposing an indefinite suspension of admission of Syrian refugees. Half thought Trump's executive order went too far, while 44% didn't think this action went too far. Interestingly, business leaders are divided much in the same way the American people are. Business leaders seem to be cautious and exhibit a wait and see approach about the next four years when it comes to the economy and the policies being proposed by the Trump administration. Hold on tight, it's going to be a wild and interesting ride!

Overall, do you approve or disapprove of Donald Trump's job as president?

Strongly approve 17%
Somewhat approve 27
Somewhat disapprove 14
Strongly disapprove 34
Not sure 8

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Generally speaking, would you say that things in the United States are heading in the right direction or are they off on the wrong track?

Right Direction 36%
Wrong Track 45
Not sure 20

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How do you feel the next four years will be for the U.S. economy?

Excellent 17%
Good 31
Fair 22
Poor 23
Not sure 8

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Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? President Trump was right to impose a 90-day ban on refugees from seven Muslim-majority nations (Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen) entering the U.S.

Strongly agree 23%
Somewhat agree 25
Somewhat disagree 13
Strongly disagree 34
Not sure 6

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Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? President Trump went too far by suspending general refugee admissions into the U.S. for 120 days and imposing an indefinite suspension of admission of Syrian refugees.

Strongly agree 29%
Somewhat agree 21
Somewhat disagree 19
Strongly disagree 25
Not sure 6

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