As Donald Trump approaches his 100th day in the White House, the Republican is suffering the lowest approval ratings than any President since 1945.
Compared to his Democrat and Republican predecessors since the Second World War, no President has dipped as low so early on in their first term as Mr Trump, who has an approval rating of 42 per cent.
When Barack Obama was approaching his first 100 days, he had 69 per cent approval, exactly the same as the average approval rating for past Presidents at this stage in their first term.
Business tycoon Trump has significant challenges ahead. While six in 10 people surveyed doubt his honesty and trustworthiness, and see him out of touch with their problem, more than half of Americans (56 per cent) believe he has not achieved a lot in his first 100 days.
The first 100 days is normally seen as a President’s honeymoon period. Although Mr Trump’s low rating at 100 days is significant, it is not necessarily predictive of his ratings for the rest of his time in office or whether he will win a second term.
The ABC News / Washington Post poll, conducted between 17 and 20 April among a random, national sample of 1,004 adults, found that 96 per cent of Trump supporters who voted for him in November would do so again today.
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The figures were compiled after the President failed to push through a replacement for Obamacare – a key campaign pledge – ane he declined to investigate former rival Hillary Clinton for allegedly misusing her personal email server, as well as admitting that the US would…
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