In the last couple of weeks, President Trump and his cronies have introduced a healthcare plan that will leave millions uninsured, a budget that cuts programs that feed hungry children and seniors, and a revised travel ban that is just as unconstitutional as the original.
The Trump team is also still grappling with allegations of improper ties to Russian politicians, and the President revealed just a couple days ago that he has only the faintest idea how NATO works.
With all that in mind, combined with Trump’s inane tweets, it’s no wonder the majority of Americans are less than impressed with what he has accomplished so far.
The results of the latest Gallup poll, which was released on Sunday, reveal that a mere 37 percent of Americans approve of the job that President Trump is doing, while 58 percent disapprove.
Trump’s current approval rating is even worse than it was just two months ago, when he took office with 45 percent approval, the lowest inaugural rating of any U.S. president.
To add insult to injury, since Gallup began their poll in 1945, no other U.S. president has had such a low approval rating at this point in their first term, a fact that suggests things are not going to get better for Trump as his presidency continues. Even President Obama’s lowest approval rating — 39 percent halfway through his first term — was not as bad as Trump’s is currently.
As stated above, a lot has happened in the last couple weeks that could have influenced the dip in the President’s approval ratings. When he and his staff fumble on an almost daily basis, it’s hard to determine which blunder was the final straw for the American people.
Not surprisingly, though, Trump has once again proven to be impervious to criticism, instead blaming the media for reporting information that he has deemed inaccurate.
The President has already posted a tweet that appears to be a response to the poll. On Monday morning, he tweeted the following:
Just heard Fake News CNN is doing polls again despite the fact that their election polls were a WAY OFF disaster. Much higher ratings at Fox
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 20, 2017
The above tweet is presumably a response to this tweet from CNN about the latest Gallup numbers.
President Trump's job approval rating: 37%
Americans who disapprove of his performance: 58%
Latest Gallup numbers: https://t.co/rQn6fBqXdq
— CNN (@CNN) March 20, 2017
Gallup’s poll was conducted nationwide via telephone among 1,500 people. The poll has a margin of error of +/- 3 percentage points.
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