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Poor Well-Being Associated With Shift to Trump in 2016

U.S. counties that shifted to the Republican candidate in the 2016 U.S. presidential election had residents with lower life satisfaction and less optimism.

Trump's Fifth-Quarter Job Approval Up; Still Historically Low

President Donald Trump averaged 39.1% job approval during his fifth quarter in office, up slightly from the prior two quarters, but still well below those of his predecessors.

Trump's Re-Elect Figures Similar to Those of Obama, Clinton

Thirty-seven percent of U.S. registered voters say President Trump deserves to be re-elected. While low, the figure is similar to those of Bill Clinton and Barack Obama at their first midterms.

Americans Lack Confidence in Key Economic Leaders

None of the key federal leaders whose job includes managing the U.S. economy earn majority confidence from Americans for their economic leadership.

Anti-Incumbent Sentiment Similar to 2010 and 2014 Elections

Consistent with recent midterm elections, about one-quarter of U.S. voters say most members of Congress deserve to be re-elected, and roughly double that percentage say the same of their own U.S. House representative.

In the News: Barbara Bush

During Barbara Bush's time as first lady, an average of 83% of Americans viewed her favorably, and she was named "most admired woman" twice.

Trump Favorable Rating Dips

The proportion of Americans who view Donald Trump favorably (38%) has dropped below 40% for the first time in his presidency.

Adults Nearing Retirement Worry Most About Social Security

A slight majority of pre-retirement age Americans say they are worried a "great deal" about the Social Security system. Young adults worry least about it.

Americans Split on Government Action to Limit Executive Pay

Americans are divided over a proposal to have the federal government limit the pay of executives at major companies. In 2009, six in 10 favored it.

Americans More Optimistic About Future of Next Generation

Roughly six in 10 Americans say today's youth are likely to have a better life than their parents, the highest percentage since 2010.
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