Key Takeaways from December 2017 NBC/WSJ Survey

At the end of a long year, the nation gives Donald Trump the lowest job rating of any president at this time in their presidency.  Related, Democrats hold their largest advantage since 2008 on preference for control of Congress. And just 29% of Americans say the country is headed in the right direction, exactly the same proportion who felt this way in October 2016.  Voters were clearly looking for change last November, but the vast majority of Americans still haven’t found what they are looking for.  Americans are much more negative than positive toward Trump’s tax bill, and overwhelmingly they believe that it is designed to help corporations and wealthy Americans, while at the same time they believe that they themselves will pay more in taxes. Democrats now hold advantages on dealing with both the economy and taxes. While many Americans are not familiar with the #MeToo movement, they are more likely to view it positively than negatively. A majority of Americans feel that the increasing attention to sexual harassment in the workplace is an appropriate response to a problem that has been ignored for too long. And Americans also believe that this increased attention will lead to a long-term change of attitudes about this issue.

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Selected articles:

Poll: Public sours on GOP tax plan as Democrats regain lead on economy

Voters Increasingly Favor Democrats for Congress, New Poll Shows