The Point Being: An Ipsos Audio Blog

Episode 9, March 29, 2017 — This week Chris Jackson and Phil Elwood are joined by Julia Clark. With the collapse of the Republican Obamacare alternative, Trump’s support has dipped overall, but especially how he is working with congress and his work on healthcare. Despite this fall, Trump’s numbers on jobs and the economy remain strong — topics he should focus on if he wants to raise his overall approval numbers.

Episode 8, March 22, 2017 — Chris Jackson and Phil Elwood explore congressional approval in this week’s episode of the Point Being. With the Republican’s latest health care plan on the Congressional floor this week, Ipsos polled Americans on whether they approve of their own congressperson and Congress as a whole.

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Episode 7, March 15, 2017 — This week, Chris Jackson and Phil Elwood focus on the impact of the latest healthcare bill on public opinion. After experiencing a week of high approval following his speech to Congress, President Trump’s approval dipped again as he faces an uphill battle in Congress on the new bill.

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Episode 6, March 8, 2017 — This week, Chris Jackson and Phil Elwood discuss the latest Core Political numbers, touching on Donald Trump’s perceived ‘truthiness.’ They delve into perceptions of benefitting from the presidency and other government jobs, and explore how ideology continues to fall cleanly along party lines.

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Episode 5, March 1, 2017 — Chris Jackson is joined by Eliza Brashares this week. As Trump’s approval numbers remained unchanged, Chris and Eliza discussed this consistency and what could drive a change in the numbers.

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Episode 4, February 22, 2017 — This week, Chris Jackson and Phil Elwood explore Trump’s latest dip in the polls. Despite a strong start, Trump has lost a lot of the support he once enjoyed from Independents. In Ipsos’ latest numbers, not only are Independents less likely to approve of him, but also more likely to see the country as being on the wrong track.

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Episode 3, February 15, 2017 — This week, Chris Jackson and Phil Elwood delve into the nonbinary approval of Trump, exploring where America stands on specific topics. Although Trump enjoys approval on his work on jobs, across the board, approval on his performance has dropped in this week’s Core Political. Additionally, our numbers reveal that there isn’t a central issue that Americans are focused on, but Republicans are consistently more concerned with immigration and terrorism.

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Episode 2, February 8, 2017 – In this week’s podcast series, Ipsos’ U.S. Polling Team, Chris Jackson and Phil Elwood discuss the latest core political ratings, reactions to policy changes, and how President Trump’s ratings compare to Obama’s during the same period.

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Episode 1, February 1, 2017 – In the first of a new podcast series by Ipsos’ U.S. Polling Team, Chris Jackson and Phil Elwood discuss this week’s core political numbers. Chris Jackson noted this week that public opinion is evenly split down party lines, with equal numbers approving and disapproving of Trump’s job.

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The Point Being: An Ipsos Audio Blog


Chris Jackson
Vice President, US
Ipsos Public Affairs
Philip Elwood
Senior Vice President, Business Development, US
Ipsos Public Affairs