Most Americans don't trust President Trump
- Author: Sonia Alvarado Apr 19, 2017,
Apr 19, 2017, 1:53
The Gallup poll, which has a 4 percent margin of error, is based on telephone interviews of about 1,019 US adults conducted April 5-9. In February, 59 percent said they thought Mr. Trump is a strong and decisive leader, but that has dropped to 52 percent who think so.
Just 46 percent of Americans said Trump "can bring about the change the country needs", also a decrease of seven points since February.
Most Americans disapprove of the job Donald Trump is doing as president, with a near historic number of respondents in Gallup's daily tracking poll saying they disapprove. Among those who do not approve of Trump, only 11 per cent say he keeps his promises - down from 35 per cent in February. A Morning Consult/Politico exit poll from November showed that voters said being a strong leader was the most important characteristic they used when choosing a president, with 36 per cent saying it mattered most, compared with just 18 per cent who said the same in 2012.
In the two months since the last poll, Trump has failed to deliver on - or seen a catastrophic failure in his effort to make good on - most of his central campaign promises. Rasmussen conducted telephone and online surveys with 1,500 likely voters with a margin of error of plus or minus 2.5 percentage points.
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After weeks of witnessing low approval ratings, President Donald Trump had reason to cheer Monday after Rasmussen Reports claimed that Trump's approval rating is at 50 percent.
Data-focused website FiveThirtyEight tracks Trump's approval by aggregating and weighting polls.
This is the first time the president's overall approval rating has been back in the 50s in almost a month.
As the Republican Party's presidential nominee, Trump had promised that he would declare the Asian country a "currency manipulator" on his first day in office. In the Pew study, confidence in Trump's ability to work with Congress is down 16 points among Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents and nine points among Republicans and Republican-leaners.