Saturday, February 04, 2017

Another Poll Documents A Rough Start For Trump Presidency

Poll after poll has shown the Trump administration is off to a very rough start -- far tougher than any previous administration. The American public disapproves of how Trump is handling his new job by 8 points (40% approve and 48% disapprove). All other modern presidents have started their terms with majority approval (even George W. Bush, who also got less votes overall than his opponent).

The public disapproves of Trump's ban on muslims entering the country (the most controversial of his executive orders). By a 22 point margin (57% to 35%), they believe the ban goes against the founding principles of the country. They also don't think christianity should be given preference over other religions by a whopping 80 point margin (88% to 8%).

They also don't want any new Supreme Court justice to vote to overturn Roe vs. Wade by a 24 point margin (54% to 30%).

Trump is trying to make good on some promises he made to his right-wing supporters during the campaign -- but it is turning a majority of the country against him.

The charts above are from a new CBS News Poll -- done on February 1st and 2nd of a random national sample of 1,019 adults, with a margin of error of 4 points.

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