Ipsos/Reuters Poll (July 24): Core Political Approval

Friday, July 24, 2015

Washington, D.C. - President Obama’s approval rating is down to 41% approve after several weeks of approval in the mid-40s. Donald Trump has moved into the lead in our national poll of the 2016 Republican contenders. Trump is tied with Jeb Bush among Republicans (18% to 17% respectively) but has a decisive lead over Bush among independents (16% to 5%). The top 10 (among Republicans) are: 1) Trump; 2) Bush; 3) Walker; 4) Paul; 5) Carson; 6-t) Christie; 6-t) Cruz; 8-t) Huckabee; 8-t) Perry; 10) Rubio. Clinton continues to dominate the Democratic field. However, Sanders has significantly closed the gap among independent voters trailing Clinton by only 5 percentage points (15% to 20% respectively).

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These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters July 18-22, 2015. For the survey, a sample of 1,046 Americans, including 412 Democrats, 362 Republicans, and 152 Independents ages 18+ were interviewed online. The precision of the Reuters/Ipsos online polls is measured using a credibility interval. In this case, the poll has a credibility interval of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points for all adults, 5.5 percentage points for Democrats, 5.9 percentage points for Republicans, and 9.1 percentage points for Independents. For more information about credibility intervals, please see the appendix.

The data were weighted to the U.S. current population data by gender, age, education, and ethnicity. Statistical margins of error are not applicable to online polls. All sample surveys and polls may be subject to other sources of error, including, but not limited to coverage error and measurement error. Figures marked by an asterisk (*) indicate a percentage value of greater than zero but less than one half of one per cent. Where figures do not sum to 100, this is due to the effects of rounding. To see more information on this and other Reuters/Ipsos polls, please visit http://polling.reuters.com/.

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Clifford Young
President, US Public Affairs
Ipsos Public Affairs

Julia Clark
Senior Vice President
Ipsos Public Affairs

Chris Jackson
Vice President
Ipsos Public Affairs

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Ipsos/Reuters Poll (July 24): Core Political Approval

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Chris Jackson
Vice President, US
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