New PBS NewsHour/NPR/Marist Poll Takes Pulse on Nation’s Approval of President Donald Trump and Republican Handling of Health Care

**All reference to poll data must source PBS NewsHour/NPR/Marist Poll**

WASHINGTON, DC (5am, June 28, 2017) — A new PBS NewsHour/NPR/Marist Poll gauges President Donald Trump’s approval rating among the American public as well as the nation’s opinion about health care, America’s presence in the world, and the U.S. economy. The poll surveyed 1,205 adults in the U.S. from June 21 – June 25, 2017 and was produced in partnership by the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion, NPR, and PBS NewsHour.

Toplines from the poll include:

Health care: Sixty-five percent of Americans disapprove of how the Republicans are handling the issue of health care.

Presidential approval: President Trump’s approval rating is currently 37%, while 51% of U.S. residents say they disapprove of the job he is doing in office. Forty percent of Americans say they strongly disapprove of his performance as president, compared to 20% that strongly approve.

U.S. Economy: Forty-two percent of Americans think President Trump’s decisions have weakened the U.S. economy, while 39% think it has been strengthened.

America’s global presence: Fifty-eight percent of Americans think President Trump’s decisions as president have weakened the United States’ position on the world stage, compared to 34% who believe it has been strengthened.

Topline results, national tables, and nature of sample accessible here.

PBS NewsHour reporting on the NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll includes:

Poll: Most Americans disapprove of GOP’s handling of health care

Poll: Independent voters sour on Trump’s handling of the economy


Media Contact:
Nick Massella
PBS NewsHour
nmassella@newshour.org