US President Trump's Approval Hits 50%

Geneva Matthews
April 19, 2017

In a Gallup poll released on Monday, only 45 percent of adults polled say they believe Trump keeps his promises. Among those who do not approve of Trump, only 11% say he keeps his promises - down from 35% in February.

The decline in faith that he would follow through on his pledges spanned across demographics - women, men, liberals, moderates and conservatives.

The poll shows a 7% drop between February and April of 2017 in people believing Trump will bring the change the country needs, a 6% drop in people's belief he is honest and trustworthy and a 4% drop in the belief that he "cares about people like you". Including the most recent Rasmussen survey, it had Trump's approval at 41.5 percent and his disapproval at 51.7 percent.

We're just 12 days out from Donald Trump's 100-day mark and Gallup has some bad news for the popular vote loser: Voters think he's less and less dependable, decisive, and capable by the day.

More specifically, the April 5 through April 9 conducted survey found that Trump's rating on being a "strong and decisive leader" fell from 59 percent to 52 percent and the number who trust that he can bring about needed change tumbled from 53 to 46 percent.

Much of the negativity around Trump's presidency stems from sharper-than-usual partisan divides. A poll conducted this week shows that figure has dropped to 45 percent.

Polls have been a matter of debate since Trump took office.

Meanwhile, his opponents argue he has not protected middle- and working-class Americans.

This is especially true for members of groups that didn't overwhelmingly vote for Trump.

Most Americans have viewed Trump unfavourably since before his inauguration and continue to do so almost 90 days into his term in office.

On the home front President Trump has thus far failed to deliver on his campaign promise to repeal and replace Obamacare.

Of course, the numbers for that characteristic could still shift for Trump as his presidency continues.

President Trump's approval stood at 59% just after his Inauguration, according to Rasmussen polling, and dropped as low as 42% in the months since he took office.

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