For the three days ending January 18, 2018, 44% of Registered Voters nationwide approve of the way that President Trump is handling his job while 56% disapprove.
The president’s ratings have been slipping in recent weeks. It’s not clear whether that decline is caused by the shutdown or declining economic confidence. And, it’s also not clear whether it’s a temporary response to current conditions or the beginning of a lasting downward trend.
Most voters (52%) believe the federal government is too powerful. Just 19% say not powerful enough. Additionally, most give our nation decent (but not great) marks for living up to our founding ideals of freedom, equality, and self-governance.
On a different topic, Americans love most tech innovations, but are still wary of self-driving cars.
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