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Trump Approval Poll

Trump Approval Poll

Welcome to SurveyMonkey's weekly update on President Donald Trump's job approval rating. Our surveys track the percentage of Americans who approve and disapprove of the job Trump is doing as president, and we post weekly results here every Thursday. Details on the latest results, past findings and our methods follow below.

President Donald Trump’s job approval rating ticked up a point this week. According to this week’s SurveyMonkey tracking poll (April 19 to April 25), 45 percent of Americans approve of the way Trump is handling his job as president, and 53 percent disapprove. While only a point higher than the past three weeks, the approval percentage is his best in SurveyMonkey tracking since September 2017. His approval percentage had been either 43 or 44 percent for six prior consecutive weeks and had varied within the range of 42 to 44 percent for all but one week since January.

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Trump job approval as of April 25, 2018

Condensed topline results from the past 4 weeks

The percentages of people who strongly approved or strongly disapproved are indicated in parentheses.


Approve
(strongly approve)
Disapprove
(strongly disapprove)
Apr 19-25 45% (25%) 53% (41%)
Apr 12-18 44% (23%) 54% (41%)
Apr 5-11 44% (24%) 54% (42%)
Mar 29-Apr 4 43% (23%) 55% (43%)

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Methodology

The most recent SurveyMonkey online poll was conducted April 19 through April 25, 2018 among a national sample of 9,688 adults. Respondents for this survey were selected from the nearly 3 million people who take surveys on the SurveyMonkey platform each day. Data were weighted for age, race, sex, education, and geography using the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey to reflect the demographic composition of the United States. The modeled error estimate for this survey is plus or minus 1.5 percentage points.

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Weekly summaries

April 12-18, 2018 - President Donald Trump’s job approval rating remains stable. According to this week’s SurveyMonkey tracking poll, 44 percent of Americans approve of the way Trump is handling his job as president, and 54 percent disapprove. Trump’s rating was exactly the same the previous week. His approval percentage has been either 43 or 44 percent for six consecutive weeks and has varied within the range of 42 to 44 percent for all but one week since January.

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April 5-11, 2018 - President Donald Trump’s job approval rating remains stable. For the week of April 5 to April 11, 44 percent of Americans approve of the way Trump is handling his job as president, and 54 percent disapprove, according to the latest SurveyMonkey tracking poll. This week, the approval percentage ticked up one point, and disapproval edged down a point. The president’s approval rating has varied within the range of 42 to 44 percent since late December.

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March 29-April 4, 2018 - President Donald Trump’s job approval rating has remained highly stable for the past three weeks. For the week of March 29 to April 4, 43 percent of Americans approve of the way President Donald Trump is handling his job as president, and 55 percent disapprove, according to the latest SurveyMonkey tracking poll. The approval percentage has ticked down one point, while the disapproval percentage remains unchanged. The president’s approval rating has varied within the range of 42 to 44 percent since late December.

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March 22-28, 2018 - For the week of March 22-28, 44 percent of Americans approve of the way President Donald Trump is handling his job as president, and 55 percent disapprove, according to the latest SurveyMonkey tracking poll. These results are virtually identical to the previous week; though both approval and disapproval ticked up a percentage point. Although we see slight variation from week to week, the president’s approval rating has mostly varied within the range of 42 to 44 percent since late December.

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March 15-21, 2018 - 43 percent of Americans approve of the way President Donald Trump is handling his job as president, and 54 percent disapprove, according to the latest SurveyMonkey tracking poll. These results are virtually identical to the previous week; approval ticked down a point (from 44 percent) and disapproval remained unchanged. Although we see slight variation from week to week, the president’s approval rating has mostly varied within the range of 42 to 44 percent since late December.

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March 8-14, 2018 - As of this week, 44 percent of Americans approve of the way President Donald Trump is handling his job as president, and 54 percent disapprove. Although Trump’s overall approval rose two percentage points (from 42 percent) the previous week, and disapproval dropped by the same number (from 56 percent), the president’s rating has mostly varied within the range of 42 to 44 percent since late December.

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March 1-7, 2018 - President Trump's overall job approval rating dropped just one percentage point (from 43% to 42%) over the past week, but following comments about gun control and tariffs, his strong approval dropped by two points (from 24% to 22%) with the biggest declines among conservative Republicans (-6) and white non-college men (-6).

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February 22-28, 2018 - Trump's current job approval rating of 43 percent now roughly matches the average result in SurveyMonkey's tracking since December 29 (42.7 percent). All but one of SurveyMonkey's weekly approval estimates since late December have varied between 42 and 44 percent, about what we would expect by chance alone given an unchanging rating. Read more here.

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February 15-21, 2018 - While the high school shootings in Parkland, Florida raised concerns about gun control and gun violence, President Trump's job approval rating was essentially stable, but a point lower than the preview week (declining from 43% to 42%). Read more here.

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February 8-14, 2018 - President Trump's job approval rating has been slightly higher in recent weeks — 43 percent this week and varying mostly between 42 and 44 percent since late December. Averaging results shows Trump gaining 4 points on his rating among Republicans and Republican leaners since the Fall, 2 points among non-leaning independents, but no change among Democrats.

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February 1-7, 2018 - Despite a rocky week featuring the biggest percentage point decline in Dow stocks since 2010, President Donald Trump’s job approval rating remained essentially unchanged at 44 percent approve, 54 percent disapprove.

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January 25-31, 2018 - President Trump's job rating rebounded four percentage points (from 42 to 44 percent) reversing an apparent decline during January. Trump's strong approval rating climbed to 26 percent, the highest level since the first weeks of his presidency.

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January 18-24, 2018 - During a week featuring a three-day government shutdown, President Trump's job approval rating fell from 42 to 40 percent, thus wiping out a holiday “bump” that had briefly lifted his rating as high as 44 percent.

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January 4-17, 2018 - Trump rating: 42 percent approve, 56 percent disapprove.
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December 28, 2017-January 3, 2018 - Trump rating: 44 percent approve, 54 percent disapprove.
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December 21-27, 2017 - Trump rating: 41 percent approve, 56 percent disapprove.
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December 14-20, 2017 - As 2017 drew to a close, we rolled-up 602,134 interviews conducted over the year to dig deeper into the trends in President Trump's approval rating. These data showed Trump’s numbers — which had declined steadily for the first half of the year before leveling off — taking a slight turn for the worse in the final weeks of 2017.  The week's results put Trump's job rating at 39 percent approve and 58 percent disapprove. Read more here.

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December 7-13, 2017 - Trump rating: 40 percent approve, 58 percent disapprove.
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November 30-December 6, 2017 - Trump rating: 39 percent approve, 58 percent disapprove.
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November 23-29, 2017 -Trump rating: 39 percent approve, 60 percent disapprove.
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November 16-22, 2017 -Trump rating: 41 percent approve, 57 percent disapprove.
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November 9-15, 2017 -Trump rating: 41 percent approve, 57 percent disapprove.
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November 2-8, 2017 - SurveyMonkey's update of how Americans ascribe various personal characteristics and qualities to President Trump found his scores declining across the board, though declines were greatest on "can get things done” and “keeps his promises.” The week's results also put Trump's job rating at 41 percent approve, 57 percent disapprove. Read more here.

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October 26-November 1, 2017 - Trump rating: 41 percent approve, 58 percent disapprove.
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October 19-25, 2017 - Trump rating: 39 percent approve, 59 percent disapprove.
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October 12-18, 2017 - Over the course of 2017, increases in concern about health care that occurred during high profile efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act typically coincided with sharp increases in Trump’s strong disapproval. The same pattern appears appeared to be at work in mid-October. Trump's job rating ticked down to 39 percent approve — matching a previous low from August — in a week when the White House announced plans to scrap subsidies to health insurance companies that make coverage more affordable to low-income people. Read more here.

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October 5-11, 2017 - Trump rating: 41 percent approve, 57 percent disapprove.
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September 29-October 4, 2017 - Trump rating: 41 percent approve, 57 percent disapprove.
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September 22-28, 2017 - Trump rating: 40 percent approve, 57 percent disapprove.
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September 15-21, 2017 -Trump rating: 45 percent approve, 53 percent disapprove.
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September 8-14, 2017 - President Donald Trump’s job approval rating inched higher — to 42 percent approve, 55 percent disapprove — in a week dominated by coverage of Hurricane Irma and his apparent willingness to make deals with Democrats on the budget and immigration. Trump also garnered a net positive rating for his response to Hurricane Irma, an unusual occurrence for a high profile story during the first eight months of the Trump presidency. Read more here.

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September 1-7, 2017 - The massive scale of SurveyMonkey’s tracking enables us to assess Trump’s approval rating across all fifty states when we roll up data over time. This week's post summarized 163,671 interviews, conducted between June 1 and August 31 and tabulated by state. The results show Trump’s approval rating varying between a high of 59 percent approval in Wyoming to a low of 12 percent approval in the District of Columbia.  National results for the week gave Trump a rating of 40 percent approve, 57 percent disapprove. Read more here.

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August 25-31, 2017 - President Trump's rating for this week stands at 40 percent approve, 59 percent disapprove. Our analysis takes a closer look at the "intensity gap" between strong disapproval and strong approval of the president, which has been better than two-to-one for the past six weeks. Read more here.

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August 18-24, 2017 - The immediate reaction to President Trump’s address to the nation outlining a new strategy for the Afghanistan War, suggested he may have been sailing into public opinion headwinds. A majority of Americans (51 percent) preferred to bring home the U.S. troops now in Afghanistan, with the rest divided between keeping troop levels the same and sending more (22 percent for each). Trump's rating for the week was 39 percent approve, 59 percent disapprove. Read more here.

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August 11-17, 2017 - In a week dominated by news surrounding a violent weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, Trump's job rating was 40 percent approve, 58 percent disapprove. Interviews conducted late in the week showed remarkable partisan division in reaction to the violence in Charlottesville and President Trump’s controversial comments about it. Read more here.

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August 4-10, 2017 - Trump rating: 41 percent approve, 57 percent disapprove.
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July 28-August 3, 2017 - Trump rating: 39 percent approve, 59 percent disapprove.
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July 21-27, 2017 - Trump rating: 39 percent approve, 58 percent disapprove.
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July 14-20, 2017 - Trump rating: 42 percent approve, 57 percent disapprove.
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July 7-13, 2017 - Trump rating: 42 percent approve, 56 percent disapprove.
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June 30-July 6, 2017 - Trump rating: 43 percent approve, 55 percent disapprove.
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June 23-29, 2017 - Trump rating: 41 percent approve, 56 percent disapprove.
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June 16-22, 2017 - Trump rating: 43 percent approve, 54 percent disapprove.
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June 9-15, 2017 - Trump rating: 43 percent approve, 54 percent disapprove.
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June 2-8, 2017 - Trump rating: 41 percent approve, 57 percent disapprove.
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May 26-June 1, 2017 - Trump rating: 41 percent approve, 57 percent disapprove.
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May 19-25, 2017 - Trump rating: 42 percent approve, 56 percent disapprove.
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May 12-18, 2017 - Trump rating: 40 percent approve, 58 percent disapprove.
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May 5-11, 2017 - Trump rating: 43 percent approve, 55 percent disapprove.
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April 28-May 4, 2017 - Trump rating: 45 percent approve, 52 percent disapprove.
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April 21-27, 2017 - Trump rating: 46 percent approve, 52 percent disapprove.
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April 14-20, 2017 - Trump rating: 45 percent approve, 54 percent disapprove.
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April 7-13, 2017 - Trump rating: 45 percent approve, 53 percent disapprove.
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March 31-April 6, 2017 - Trump rating: 42 percent approve, 56 percent disapprove.
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March 24-30, 2017 - Trump rating: 42 percent approve, 56 percent disapprove.
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March 17-23, 2017 - Trump rating: 42 percent approve, 56 percent disapprove.
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March 10-16, 2017 -  Trump rating: 46 percent approve, 53 percent disapprove.
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March 3-9, 2017 - Trump rating: 47 percent approve, 51 percent disapprove.
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February 24-March 2, 2017 - Trump rating: 45 percent approve, 53 percent disapprove.
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February 17-23, 2017 - Trump rating: 44 percent approve, 54 percent disapprove.
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February 13-17, 2017 - Trump rating: 46 percent approve, 53 percent disapprove.
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February 6-12, 2017 - Trump rating: 46 percent approve, 53 percent disapprove.
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January 30-February 5, 2017 - Trump rating: 46 percent approve, 52 percent disapprove.
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January 26-30, 2017 - Trump rating: 48 percent approve, 50 percent disapprove.
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