Poll: 36% approve of President Trump’s job performance

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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 26: U.S. President Donald Trump waves as he walks toward Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, January 26, 2017 in Washington, DC. He is traveling to Philadelphia for the Joint GOP Issues Conference. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump enters office facing low job approval ratings and skepticism from voters, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday.

The survey found that 36% of American voters approve of Trump’s handling of his job after his first week, while 44% say they disapprove. By comparison, former President Barack Obama received a 59%-25% approval rating in the first Quinnipiac poll taken after his inauguration in 2009.

Asked how they expected Trump’s presidency to turn out, 43% say they think Trump will be a “good” or “great” president, while 52% said they expect Trump will be “not so good” or “bad” — with 36% expecting the worst.

Still, 53% of Americans said they are optimistic about Trump’s presidency, and more say that Trump will help the economy than hurt it.

The Quinnipiac poll also found that American voters are critical of Trump’s personal qualities. Large majorities say that he is not level-headed or honest, and 53% say that he “does not care about aver Americans.”

Working in Trump’s favor: Slightly more say that Trump has good leadership skills (49% to 46%), and large majorities believe that he is intelligent and a strong person.

The Quinnipiac University poll was conducted between January 20 and 25, and surveyed 1,190 voters nationwide. It has a margin of error of +/- 2.8 points.

6 comments

  • hocuspocus13

    Is this “poll” anything like the “poll” that had Hillary Clinton winning the White House? 😉

  • p s (@jiggrinder)

    As the Washington Times reported,”Things appear very promising for the new White House: A new Rasmussen Reports survey released Thursday Jan 26 2017 says President Trump has a 59 percent job approval rating among likely voters.” More fake news from “Fakenews6”. Same outfit that has the first 5 minutes of every broadcast a “Hood” update on car jacking and armed robbers.Good work!!!

    • Hell in a Handbasket

      Exactly. That’s what I read this morning. As usual CNN 6 and their national news provider CNN cherry picks the headlines that works the best for their liberal agenda. THIS IS WHY TRUMP WON!!!!!

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