28 Oct LUNCHTIME POLITICS: Mulvaney Rating – Institutional Confidence – Measuring Trump’s Traits
Your Daily Polling Update for Monday, October 28
TRUMP JOB APPROVAL: AVERAGE 42%
Same as Friday
RON’S COMMENT: Today’s average is based on six polls, ranging from 38% (Quinnipiac) to 43% (Rasmussen, The Economist, Emerson). The other two polls average 41%…. President Trump’s disapproval rating averages 54% today (same as Friday), which is 12 points higher than his approval rating.
Among voters nationwide
Sincerity: Do you think Donald Trump…
Says what he believes: 55%
Cares: How much do you think Donald Trump cares about the needs and problems of people like you?
A lot/some: 42%
Likability: Regardless of whether you agree with him, do you like or dislike Donald Trump as a person?
Strength: Would you say Donald Trump is a strong or a weak leader?
Trustworthy: Do you think Donald Trump is honest and trustworthy, or not?
Honest and trustworthy: 35%
Temperament: Do you think Donald Trump has the temperament to be the President?
Judgment: Do you think Donald Trump exercises mostly good or mostly bad judgment?
Mostly good judgment: 37%
RON’S COMMENT: Trump does best on saying what he believes and strong leadership. Only a third of the electorate say they like him––including 7% of Democrats, 25% of independents and 67% of Republicans. Also, 13% of Republicans say they dislike Trump and another 17% say they neither like nor dislike him.
TRUST IN INSTITUTIONS
Among adults nationwide
How much conﬁdence do you, yourself, have in each one of the following institutions in American society?
% = A great deal + Quite a lot
RON’S COMMENT: While confidence in the US military remains high, the FBI, CIA and Foreign Service fail to elicit confidence from even 40% of the nation. There is a partisan divide: 55% of Democrats have a great deal or quite a lot of confidence in the CIA compared to 34% of Republicans. 52% of Democrats have a great deal or quite a lot of confidence in the FBI compared to 36% of Republicans.
MULVANEY JOB APPROVAL
Among voters nationwide
Do you approve or disapprove of the way Mick Mulvaney is handling his job as White House Chief of Staff?
RON’S COMMENT: 10% of Democrats approve of Mulvaney, compared to 47% of Republicans.
Presidential job rating average based on recent nationwide polls.
TRUMP’S TRAITS, MULVANEY JOB APPROVAL: The Economist/YouGov, Oct. 20-22
INSTITUTIONS: The Economist/YouGov, Oct. 13–15
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