GlobalOctober 1, 2018

Build your own chart: Tracking U.S. favorability and confidence in the U.S. president, 2002 to 2018

Compare different countries’ opinions of the United States and its president since 2002.

U.S. PoliticsAugust 23, 2018

Trump Has Met the Public’s Modest Expectations for His Presidency

Americans had fairly low expectations for Donald Trump’s presidency just before the 2016 election. Their current views of his administration’s performance vary little from these pre-election predictions.

U.S. PoliticsAugust 9, 2018

For Most Trump Voters, ‘Very Warm’ Feelings for Him Endured

In the wake of Donald Trump’s 2016 election victory, an overwhelming majority of those who said they had voted for him had “warm” feelings for him.

U.S. PoliticsAugust 1, 2018

Trump’s approval ratings so far are unusually stable – and deeply partisan

Trump’s approval ratings have hardly moved this year; such steady ratings are unique among recent presidents. His ratings are the most polarized by party.

U.S. PoliticsJuly 11, 2018

Obama Tops Public’s List of Best President in Their Lifetime, Followed by Clinton, Reagan

When asked which president has done the best job in their lifetimes, more Americans name Barack Obama than any other president.

U.S. PoliticsMay 3, 2018

Trump Viewed Less Negatively on Issues, but Most Americans Are Critical of His Conduct

A majority of Americans find little or no common ground with Donald Trump on issues, but the share who say they agree with him on many or all issues has risen since last August.

U.S. PoliticsNovember 2, 2017

Declining Confidence in Trump, Lower Job Ratings for Congressional Leaders

Amid tax debates, deficit concerns are lower today than during the Obama administration. As approval of congressional leaders drops, confidence in Trump on several measures also declines.

U.S. PoliticsJune 20, 2017

Public Has Criticisms of Both Parties, but Democrats Lead on Empathy for Middle Class

Both political parties’ favorability ratings are more negative than positive and fewer than half say either party has high ethical standards.

U.S. PoliticsMay 15, 2017

In Trump era, women’s views of nation’s prospects take a negative turn

The gender divide in Donald Trump’s job approval rating is larger than for most recent presidents at comparable points early in their administrations.

U.S. PoliticsApril 17, 2017

Public Dissatisfaction With Washington Weighs on the GOP

While the party retains its advantage over the Democrats on handling terrorism, it has lost ground on immigration and foreign policy, and 68% of the public sees the Republican Party as “mostly divided.”