Monday, April 24, 2017
Two New Polls On Trump's (Low) Job Approval
The polls just keep coming on Trump's job approval -- which is really more disapproval than approval. The latest poll to verify that is the NBC News / Wall Street Journal Poll (whose results are shown in the charts above). The poll was done between April 17th and 20th of a random national sample of 900 adults, with a 3.3 point margin of error.
It shows that 64% of the public believes Trump is off to a fair/poor start in his presidency, while only 35% believe he has gotten off to a great/good start. And 54% of the public disapproves of the job he is doing, while only 40% approve of it -- a 14 point gap in approval. Those are some pretty terrible numbers, and they show Trump is still struggling to get the country behind him.
The chart below is from a new ABC News / Washington Post Poll -- done between April 17th and 20th of a random national sample of 1,004 adults, with a 3.5 point margin of error. It compares Trump's 100 day approval with that of President Obama. The numbers are not even close. The voters overwhelmingly approved of President Obama, while overwhelmingly disapproving of Donald Trump.