NORC Poll: Most disapprove of Trump, except on economy

U.S. President Donald Trump talks to journalists at the Oval Office of the White House in Washington

More than 30 percent of Americans gave Trump an "F" grade for his job performance during his first two months in office.

That same poll - which surveyed 1,062 voters nationwide - found that 32 percent of voters would give the president an F if they were grading him, while only 15 percent would award him an A. Most of that negative feedback was because of Trump's Twitter feed, which 70 percent of voters said was "reckless and distracting".

Whether people approve or disapprove, the survey found that the majority of Americans believe that Trump has been fulfilling his campaign promises, with 57 percent agreeing or strongly agreeing that he is.

Public Policy Polling also has a new poll finding that Donald Trump's approval rating has fallen to its lowest level yet in our polling with only 40 percent of voters approving of the job the president he's doing compared to 53 percent who disapprove.

There's a brighter side for Trump: Americans split evenly over the economy - often a major driver of presidential success or failure.

Mr Trump has suffered defeats in the federal courts, which twice temporarily halted his travel ban on some foreigners, and in Congress, where discord among Republicans has stymied legislation to up-end Mr Obama's signature health care law. White Americans without a college degree are even more bullish on the president, with 58 percent approve of the work he has done.


Sixty percent of voters said they did not trust Trump and his administration to deliver accurate and factual information to the public, either at all or not very much. The amount of people who said they approved and disapproved were nearly the same as those for the people said they held favorable and unfavorable opinions of Trump. That's down slightly since January, when 50 percent supported it. And most Americans - 56 percent - describe the national economy as good, while 43 percent describe it as poor.

The AP-NORC poll did show Republicans still far more likely to approve than disapprove of Trump, a fifth of GOP respondents said they don't approve of his performance. "I can't understand how we elected him". Almost two-thirds of Republicans say the country is headed in the right direction, while just a third of independents and less than a fifth of Democrats say the same.

- More than 6 in 10 Americans disapprove of Trump's handling of health care, the worst of seven issues tested in the poll.

The poll taken from March 22 to 27 surveyed 1,062 adults, including 906 registered voters.

Interviews were conducted online and using landlines and cellphones. The error margin was not adjusted for sample weights and increases for cross-tabulations.

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