Most Americans don't trust President Trump

Apr 19, 2017, 01:48
Most Americans don't trust President Trump

Americans are losing confidence in President Donald Trump's ability to keep his promises, according to a newly released poll.

About half (52%) of the poll's respondents said they felt Trump was a "strong a decisive leader", down from 59% who said so in February, while only 46% said they felt Trump could "bring about changes this country needs", down from 53% who said so two months ago.

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.

President Donald Trump's setbacks on campaign promises like repealing the Affordable Care Act and his shifting positions on other stances look like they're catching up with him - bigly. In February, 56% of millennial voters said they believed he keeps his promises, but now just 34% say they do.

The polling company highlighted that "this is the first time the president's overall approval rating has been back in the 50s in almost a month".

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Trump's supporters have expressed their unhappiness that the president has not moved forward on immigration, healthcare or taxes.

Those shifts reflect a dimming of some of the few bright spots for the new administration in polling on Trump's early presidency.

The poll was conducted by phone between April 5-9 with a random sample of 1,019 adults over the age of 18. And his first 100 days in office seemed to have only made matters worse.

The survey detailed the public's declining faith in the president's performance, with people less likely to view him as a "strong and decisive leader" or as "honest and trustworthy".

Two weeks ago President Trump ordered a cruise missile strike against a Syrian air force base that had been used to store chemical weapons used in an attack that killed nearly 100 civilians.