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Voters Agree with President Trump’s Executive Orders; President’s Approval Rating Up

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Analysis--Zogby Analytics conducted an online nationwide survey of 860 likely voters from February 2-4, 2017. Based on a confidence interval of 95%, the margin of error for 860 is +/- 3.3 percentage points. Overall, a plurality (48%) of voters approve (strongly--28% and somewhat-19% combined) of Donald Trump's job as president, while less (43%) disapprove. This is a five point jump since our last poll in January. A majority (55%) of men approve of Trump's job as president and half of women disapprove of Trump's job as commander in chief. President Trump is also getting major support from Republicans; an overwhelming majority (83%) of the GOP voters approve of Trump's job, while 43% of Independents voters also approve. A majority of younger voters (18-29 years old) disapprove (53%), while 40% of younger voters approve of Trump's job as president.

Older voters-50-64 year olds and voters 65+ are more likely to approve of President Trump, 51% and 56% respectively. President Trump also receives high marks from voters in the Central/Great Lakes region (51%), voters earning $100k or more annually (52%), voters in small cities (56%) and rural areas (54%), union members (55%), NASCAR fans (60%), weekly Walmart shoppers (55%) and homeowners (55%). Voters who are worse off financially and who have lost a job due to corporate downsizing also approved of President Trump's job to date.


At the moment slightly less than two in five (39%) voters think the country is on the right track and 47% think it's going in the wrong direction; fifteen percent are not sure. Voters were more optimistic when it came to the economy over the next four years; half thought things would go well (excellent and good combined), while 40% of voters thought things would not bode well for the US economy (fair and poor combined). When it came to Trump's recent executive orders, a slight majority (52%) of voters agreed with Trump imposing a 90-day ban on immigrants from seven Muslim-majority nations (Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen) entering the U.S., while 41% disagreed with the ban and 7% were not sure.


More voters also thought President Trump did not go too far by suspending general refugee admissions into the U.S. for 120 days and imposing an indefinite suspension of admission of Syrian refugees. Only 44% thought Trump's executive order went too far, while 47% didn't think the executive action went too far. Not coincidentally, many of the same sub-groups, although there was some dissent among union voters and people worse off financially compared to four years ago, support President Trump's executive orders.

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

Strongly approve 28%
Somewhat approve 19
Somewhat disapprove 9
Strongly disapprove 34
Not sure 9

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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 39%
Wrong Track 47
Not sure 15

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

Excellent 18%
Good 31
Fair 18
Poor 22
Not sure 11

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

Strongly agree 33%
Somewhat agree 19
Somewhat disagree 12
Strongly disagree 29
Not sure 7

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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 28%
Somewhat agree 16
Somewhat disagree 14
Strongly disagree 33
Not sure 9

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