Trump voters split over accomplishments as 100 day mark nears
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Apr 25, 2017,
Apr 25, 2017, 20:37
The double digit dip in job approval among voters comes shortly before Trump marks his 100th day in office this Saturday, a performance benchmark established by his presidential predecessors.
Trump continues to try and downplay the reliability of polling outfits as he nears the end of his first 100 days, repeatedly invoking their difficulty gauging the election past year - even as he plays up the silver linings in their findings.
The president called two of the polls "fake" on Twitter early Monday while simultaneously praising them for "containing some very positive info" and attacking the pollsters for being "totally wrong" during the 2016 election.
According to the other poll Trump cited, by NBC News and the Wall Street Journal, only 40 percent of respondents approved of Trump's performance, while 54 percent disapproved and 6 percent were not sure. The NBC/WSJ poll gave Trump low marks with 900 adult Americans who were polled for his handling of foreign policy and "being effective and getting things done".
Respondents to Sunday's polls also weighed in on a few areas unique to Trump.
Democrats, meanwhile, are already casting Trump's first 100 days as "100 Days of Broken Promises to American Families".
Trump's base, however, remains steadfast in its decision to vote for him. Only 2 percent said they regretted supporting him.
President Donald Trump set another record low approval rating as he concludes his first 100 days in office, though his core supporters largely support his brief tenure.
Trump's reliance on executive orders-and the messaging battle over his first 100 days-speaks to the broader problems facing the Republican Party as it struggles to evolve from an opposition movement to a governing party. And only 34% approved of his daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner having major posts in the Administration.
It is easy to see why Trump isn't happy, and why he would characterize this as "fake news". "ABC News/Washington Post Poll (wrong big on election) said nearly all stand by their vote on me & 53% said strong leader".
Good Morning America discussed a series of polls, leading with Trump's approval rating of 42%, but towards the end of the segment they touched on one poll that the GMA anchor found "surprising".