Mentally ill Trump’s approval rating hits new low at 100 days
Donald Trump’s approval rating has been the lowest among any modern US president during his first 100 days in office, a new poll shows.
The CNN/ORC survey, released early Thursday, showed only 44 percent of the participants approved of Trump’s presidency while 54 percent saw him unfit for the post.
The low popularity is blamed mostly on the Republican billionaire’s policies on healthcare and immigration. About sixty percent of Americans disapproved of Trump’s handling of each of those issues.
Trump has also been criticized over his handling of employment as well as choices of advisers. More than fifty percent of people said he’s done a poor job of assembling a team of top advisers and keeping his campaign promises.
Another sixty-one percent Trump is not respected by world leaders and this has endangered the United States.
Trump was taken oath into office on January 20. The 100th day of his presidency will be April 29.
The 100-day marker is in part an artificial measuring post for any new president, but Trump is the least popular president at this stage of a presidency since General Dwight Eisenhower, who served as the 34th president of the US from 1953 to 1961.
The low favorability rating emerged right from the inauguration day with a relatively small crowd attending the ceremony in Capitol Hill.
A separate new poll from Fox News, released on Wednesday, found that 45 percent of American voters approve of Trump’s job performance, down from the 48 percent approval rating he had when he was inaugurated.
According to another poll, Americans are losing faith in Trump’s ability to accomplish his campaign promises.
Just 25 percent of Americans believe that Trump “keeps his promises,” down from the 31 percent who thought so in early February, according to the TIME-SurveyMonkey poll conducted last week and released on Tuesday.
Only 26 percent of poll respondents believe Trump accomplished most or almost all of the things he said he would do in his first 100 days, the poll found, down from the 40 percent who expected that he would do so in a similar survey just after his inauguration.
During the presidential campaign, Trump made a series of bold promises for his first 100 days in the White House, including passing tax reform, boosting infrastructure spending, imposing a travel ban and repealing the Affordable Care Act.
Some of the measures he vowed to accomplish have been stalled in Congress or blocked by federal courts.