Poll: Trump's approval rating lower than any previous president at this point in term

Sunday, 05 November 2017, 08:41:30 PM. A majority of Americans say President Donald Trump has not accomplished much during his first nine months in office and they have delivered a report card that is far harsher even than the tepid expectations they set for his tenure when he was sworn into office, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News survey.
A majority of Americans say President Donald Trump has not accomplished much during his first nine months in office and they have delivered a report card that is far harsher even than the tepid expectations they set for his tenure when he was sworn into office, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News survey. Approaching the first anniversary of his victory over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election, Trump has an approval rating demonstrably lower than any previous chief executive at this point in his presidency over seven decades of polling. Fewer than 4 in 10 Americans - 37 percent - say they approve of the way he is handling his job. Trump's approval rating has changed little over the past four months, which have included tumultuous events, from hurricanes to legislative setbacks to indictments in special counsel Robert Mueller III's investigation into the role Russia played in the 2016 campaign. The president's disapproval rating has reached 59 percent, with 50 percent saying they strongly disapprove of the job he is doing. While little changed since the summer, both represent the worst marks of his presidency. He is the only president dating back to Harry S. Truman whose approval rating at this point in his presidency is net negative - by 22 points. The next worst recorded in that time was Bill Clinton, who had a net positive of 11 points by this time in his presidency. Trump began his presidency with only modest expectations on the part of a public that was divided...Read more
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