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Key findings from the AP-NORC poll on President Donald Trump

01 April 2017

"Critics point to Brexit polls, which mostly indicated that staying in the European Union would eke out a narrow victory in the United Kingdom referendum previous year, and to the US state-level polls that failed to indicate President Donald Trump would win in enough key states to take the Electoral College majority and win the presidency", per the Huffington Post. If you're hoping to revive the effort, you may want to try something different.

Almost 6 in 10 Americans disapprove of Trump's overall performance, and about the same percentage say the country is headed in the wrong direction, according to a new poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Ninety percent of Democrats, 62 percent of independents and even 31 percent of Republicans disapprove of Trump on the issue, his worst of seven issues tested in the poll.

That's despite signs that nationwide, there's significant disapproval of his handling of health care.

Fifty-eight percent disapproved of his overall performance as president, not much different from his negative grade on health care.

If 2018 does turn into a disaster (and Trump is still in office), look for GOP presidential primary challengers or third-party conservatives to pop up. Just 36 percent of men supported impeaching Trump, while 51 percent opposed the idea.

-Most Americans - 56 percent - describe the national economy as good, while 43 percent describe it as poor.

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"I think it's going to happen because we've all been promising - Democrat, Republican - we've all been promising that to the American people", he said.

Republicans did mostly back the Republican bill's blocking of federal payments to Planned Parenthood.

Trump said on Tuesday he still thinks healthcare reform can happen "very quickly" in Washington, but he did not offer any specifics on how it could get done, or what would be changed from the previous bill.

Strong majorities backed two Obama requirements the GOP would have left in place: Insurers can't deny policies to sick people and must cover children up to age 26 under their parents' plans.

The poll was taken among a random sample of 1,088 adults between Saturday, March 25, and Tuesday, March 28. It has a credibility interval, a measure of accuracy, of 3 percentage points for the entire group and 5 percentage points for Democrats and Republicans.

The Reuters/Ipsos poll was conducted online in English in all 50 states.