Thursday, January 26, 2017

Multiple Polls Show Trump's First Days In Office Viewed Negatively

A new poll conducted by Quinnipiac University shows President Trump's first few days in office are not resonating with the American people.

From the survey:

• Trump begins with 36% of Americans disapproving vs. 44% job approving

• The results are worse when you look at the opinions of women polled - 33% approve while 50% disapprove

• No surprise that Trump enjoys healthy numbers from Republicans (81% vs. 3%), while Democrats disapprove (77% vs. 4%). Independent voters disapprove 45% vs. 35% approve

Additionally, there's slightly better news from Public Policy Polling, who have just released their latest survey which indicates the American people evenly split 44% approve/44% disapprove of Trump's first week in office.

Also from the PPP survey:

• Only 34% of voters want to build a wall with Mexico if American taxpayers have to pay up front for it, compared to 53% who are opposed to doing that

• Only 30% of voters think the best approach to healthcare in the US is to repeal the Affordable Care Act and start over, while 61% would prefer Congress to keep the Affordable Care Act and fix parts that aren't working

• 59% of voters think Trump needs to release his tax returns versus 32% who don't think it's necessary for him to

• 54% of voters would support a law requiring candidates for President to release 5 years of tax returns in order to appear on the ballot

The poll goes on to indicate that Americans feel Trump will be a worse president that Richard Nixon.

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