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President Trump's Approval

An AP-NORC Poll conducted in August 2019 looks at how the public views President Trump's handling of the issues.

​Recent concerns about a possible economic downturn have not affected the public’s view of President Trump’s stewardship of the economy. Forty-six percent of Americans approve of how Trump is handling the economy, and 51% disapprove in the latest AP-NORC Center survey, virtually unchanged from the results of the last AP-NORC survey conducted in June.  

There is also little change since June in the president’s overall job approval. Thirty-six percent approve of Trump’s handing of his job and 62% disapprove. There continues to be large differences between the views of Republicans and Democrats. Republicans are much more likely to approve of how Trump is handling the issues.  


Question: Overall, do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as president? Overall, do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling [fill item]?     

Source: AP-NORC poll conducted August 15-19, 2019, with 1,058 adults nationwide.

The nationwide poll was conducted August 15-19, 2019, using the AmeriSpeak® Panel, the probability-based panel of NORC at the University of Chicago. Online and telephone interviews using landlines and cell phones were conducted with 1,058 adults. The margin of sampling error is plus or minus 4.2 percentage points.