Less Than Half Of Americans Believe Trump Keeps His Promises
- Author: Jon Douglas Apr 19, 2017,
Apr 19, 2017, 1:47
According to Gallup, most Americans no longer believes Donald Trump keeps his promises. The percentage of people who say Trump is "honest and trustworthy" has dropped by 6 points.
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. The latest figures include 32 percent who said they strongly approve of the way Trump is performing vs. 39 percent who strongly disapprove.
And while the overall approval ratings are ticking up, another Gallup poll shows Americans are still concerned about Trump. A poll conducted this week shows that figure has dropped to 45 percent.
There is evidence, however, that the Rasmussen result may have been an outlier, as President Trump had lower job approval ratings in other recent polls.
The results represent a significant turnaround from February, when 62% said they saw Trump as someone who keeps his promises. Supporters have expressed unhappiness that more has not been done on taxes and immigration, in addition to healthcare.
Data-focused website FiveThirtyEight tracks Trump's approval by aggregating and weighting polls.
These are not the numbers Trump wishes to see as he tries to sell his first 100 days as a success and push for momentum to see the scandals recede and his policy plans push forward.
Not surprisingly, the poll also showed a massive drop in Trump's trustworthiness among Democrats and those who didn't support his presidency in the first place.
These views could shift again, depending on Trump's actions over the course of his presidency. And, as much as possible, we'll relate what else was going on at the time.
The president has also lost ground on five other characteristics.