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.
Posted by Randy Slovacek at 12:30 PM