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By Dr. Ron Faucheux
RON’S COMMENT: Today’s average is based on five polls, ranging from 41% (CBS) to 48% (Rasmussen). Without these two extremes, it would be 43%…. President Trump’s disapproval rating averages 54% today (same as yesterday), which is 10 points higher than his approval rating.
AMONG ADULTS NATIONWIDE
RON’S COMMENT: Republicans think the 1980s (21%) and 1950s (18%) were the greatest, two decades with GOP presidents (Reagan, Eisenhower). Democrats think the 1990s were the greatest, a decade dominated by a Democratic president (Clinton).
Surprisingly, only 8% say the 1940s and only 5% say earlier…. More Democrats (12%) say America was never great than either Republicans (2%) or independents (8%)…. When assessing greatness, more Americans say the economy is an extremely or very important factor (91%) than those who say the military (76%). Also: 91% say the American people themselves and 74% say our political system. More than 75% say freedom of religion and press, our natural resources, our judicial system, our educational system, racial equality and diversity are extremely or very important factors.
Presidential job rating average based on recent nationwide polls.
AMERICAN GREATNESS: Ipsos, April 30-May 1
TRUMP ISSUE APPROVAL: The Economist/YouGov, May 26-28
AMONG US VOTERS NATIONWIDE