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Donald Trump's low approval rating masks his support among likely voters

Reuters/Ipsos was able to compare the opinions of voters with the general public by creating two separate surveys: a poll of voters and a poll of the public

Chris Kahn  |  New York 

US President Donald Trump is more popular with likely voters than he is with the general public, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll that underscores why Republican lawmakers have largely stuck with the polarising President despite his plunging approval ratings. The poll, released on Wednesday, shows he ranks better among people who voted in the 2016 Presidential election than with the overall US adult population – a group that includes both voters and non-voters. Only about 60 per cent of the voting-age public took part in last year’s election. In October, for ...

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First Published: Thu, November 09 2017. 10:32 IST