The new NBC News/WSJ poll reveals that Americans overwhelmingly like one of President Trump’s recent actions more than others.
Nearly three-quarters of Americans approve of President Trump’s recent deal with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), a 30-percent gap over his next most popular issue.
The poll, released Thursday by NBC News and The Wall Street Journal, found 71 percent of Americans approved of Trump “[a]greeing with Democratic leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi on legislation that would provide money for hurricane relief and keep the government open for 90 days.” Only eight percent disapproved, suggesting even Republicans were on board with the deal.
Trump’s next most popular issue? The economy, where 41 percent of Americans approve of Trump’s performance and 36 percent disapprove.
On every other issue right now, Trump is underwater.
There are two ways of looking at the results and how Trump may respond to them:
- Trump reportedly liked working with Schumer and Pelosi, so he may continue to strike deals with them in pursuit of higher approval ratings
- Less likely, but still possible, is that Trump will see the poll as general approval of bipartisan work in Washington and pursue more deals between Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill
Either way, the poll may signal good news for congressional Democrats in the months to come, maybe incentivizing Trump to work with them more.
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