Most Americans say Trump hasn't kept campaign promises
- Author: Leroy Wright May 06, 2017,
May 06, 2017, 4:22
When former President Barack Obama reached his 100th day in office, Gallup found that he had an approval rating of 65 percent.
The latest NBC News-Wall Street Journal poll has Trump at 40 percent approval, 54 percent disapproval. The approval numbers align with party affiliation, though, with 87 percent of Democrats disapproving of Trump's performance and 88 percent of Republicans surveyed approving.
He described the conversation with Chinese president Mr. Xi Jinping.
The revised release begins without pulling any punches, saying "President Donald J. Trump has done more to break promises and enrich his allies in his first 100 days than any other President in history". But Trump also told the Associated Press the 100 days measure is "an artificial barrier". Its not very meaningful, he said. Trump added that those assessing his early days need to take into account that his is "a different kind of a presidency".
Trump, who regularly talks about possibly running for re-election, has more than 1 300 days ahead of him until his first term ends.
"Trump voters are extraordinarily loyal and supportive of the guy they voted for last November", stated Glen Bolger, who conducted the poll and focus groups for the university.
"I do change and I am flexible, and I'm proud of that flexibility", Trump said, shortly before authorizing air strikes against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad over what Washington says was a sarin attack on civilians. The race will pit Democrat Jon Ossoff against Republican Karen Handel to see who will win the seat vacated by Trump's Health and Human Services secretary, Tom Price.
"He also drew significant support from young people whose ideas and concerns tracked closely with the key themes of his campaign: the state of the country, an interest in stronger immigration controls and a perceived untrustworthiness of his opponent", the center wrote in its recap of the 2016 general election.
Where courts haven't been a problem for Trump, Congress has. But blasting the media, and doing it on social media, is out of step with some voters, the Elon poll said.
Here, everything, pretty much everything you do in government involves heart, whereas in business most things dont involve heart, he said.