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Trump Approval Rating Sees Modest Rise After Military Strikes

19 April 2017

A majority of Americans don't think that President Donald Trump keeps his promises, according to a new Gallup poll.

After entering office with a majority-plus of Americans believing he would keep his promises, be a decisive leader, and engineer needed changes in the country, Trump's now below water on promise keeping (45 percent) and bringing change (46 percent) and just barely staying afloat on decisive leadership (52 percent). The change comes after Republicans failed to pass a plan to replace the Affordable Care Act and appear to face difficulties clearing tax reform and infrastructure proposals, among other hurdles to the sweeping agenda Trump promised during his campaign.

On two other measures, whether Trump "cares about the needs of people like you" and "can manage the government effectively", the president's numbers also fell, though Gallup noted those declines were not statistically significant. Among those who do not approve of Trump, only 11 per cent say he keeps his promises - down from 35 per cent in February.

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Overall, Trump saw a drop across the board in people who trust him to keep his promises: men, Republicans, older adults and conservatives all saw between eight per cent and 12 per cent drop in confidence.

The poll surveyed 1,019 adults between April 5 and 9 with a 4 percentage point margin of error. As a result, the president's approval rating remains stuck at about 42 percent, on average, a historically low mark for a president this early in his first term. Traditional phone polls that use live interviewers report limited support for Trump, however, automated phone and internet-based surveys show higher approval ratings for Trump, perhaps because of the element of anonymity. And in its writeup of the latest results, Gallup notes that's also possible for how people perceive his ability to stick to his word.

According to a new Pew Research Center survey released Monday, Trump's approval rating is at 39 percent - precisely the same as two months ago.

Trump Approval Rating Sees Modest Rise After Military Strikes