Politics

Trump To End First 100 Days With Low Approval Ratings

| by Ray Brown

As the 100-day mark of President Donald Trump's administration nears, polls show he has historically low approval ratings.

Trump will hit the 100-day mark on April 29 with 45 percent of the public believing he is off to a "poor start,″ according to a NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

That same poll found that 54 percent have a somewhat favorable to favorable view of Trump's first 100 days in office, including 19 percent who say he's off to a "fair start,″ 21 percent who say he has had a "good start″ and 14 percent who believe the president has had a "great start.″

Compared to former President Barack Obama's numbers during his first 100 days in office, Trump is significantly behind.

According to a 2009 NBC/Wall Street Journal poll about Obama's first 100 days in office, 54 percent of Americans said he was off to either a "good″ or "great″ start and another 25 percent said the beginning of his presidency was "fair,″ while 21 percent considered it a "poor″ start.

Trump's overall approval ratings stand at 40 percent for the month of April, with 54 percent disapproving.

That's also significantly less than recent former presidents' first 100 days in office.

George W. Bush had a 56 percent approval rating during his first 100 days in office, while Bill Clinton stood at 52 percent.

Although Trump's approval ratings are low, there are "no regrets″ among those who voted for him, according to an ABC News/Washington Post poll conducted by Langer Research. And Trump's low numbers offer no consolation for the Democratic Party.

"He approaches his 100th day in office with the lowest approval rating at this point of any president in polls since 1945 -- yet 96 percent of those who supported him in November say they’d do it again today," stated an April 23 Langer Research press release.

The poll also found that 96 percent of Trump voters would again cast their vote for him, while only 85 percent of Hillary Clinton voters wold again be with her. In a hypothetical rematch with these numbers, Trump wold not only beat Clinton again, but would capture the popular vote, which he lost in the November 2016 election.

Of those Clinton voters who would not vote for her again, only two percent said they would switch to Trump. The rest said they would either vote for a third party or not vote at all.

"In a cautionary note to her party, Clinton’s 6-point drop in a hypothetical mulligan election relates to views of whether or not the Democratic Party is in touch with peoples’ concerns,″ Langer Research stated. "Although the sample sizes are small, those who say the party is out of touch are less likely to say they’d support Clinton again, compared with those who see it as in touch."

Sources: Langer Research, NBC News / Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr

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