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The Presidency

by Frank Newport and Jim Harter

As was the case in 2016, Donald Trump scores highest on the leadership dimensions of being competitive, intense and emphasizing success, and does least well on being prepared, consistent and analytical.

by Frank Newport

President Donald Trump's public pronouncements of his focus on a narrow reference group -- his "base" -- may have important consequences.

by Frank Newport

President Trump's job approval rating is at 34% for the three-day period from Friday through Sunday -- by one point the lowest of his administration so far.

by Frank Newport

Donald Trump's job approval rating, currently at 39%, has not changed materially over the past four months and remains highly polarized.

In 1939, Gallup conducted simultaneous polls in the U.S. and France on each nation's favorite foreign countries and statesmen. The U.S. led in France, as did FDR.

Ronald Reagan's 1985 visit to a German WWII military cemetery sparked a political firestorm in the U.S.

Despite reservations about some specific spending cuts, the majority of Americans in 1981 endorsed Ronald Reagan's budget cutting plans and approved of his handling of the economy as he sought to remake the federal budget.