Majority of Americans say Trump has achieved little

Posted November 06, 2017

A majority of Americans say President Trump has not accomplished much during his first nine months in office and they have delivered a report card that is far harsher even than the tepid expectations they set for his tenure when he was sworn into office, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News survey.

Approaching the first anniversary of his victory over Hillary Clinton for the 2016 elections, trump has an approval rating lower than the ratings of all previous presidents of the United States, a year after taking office, over the past 70 years.

The president's disapproval rating has reached 59 percent, with 50 percent saying they strongly disapprove of the job he is doing.

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Less than 4 out of 10 Americans - 37 percent approve of how he copes with his work. That makes him "the only president dating back to Harry S. Truman whose approval rating at this point in his presidency is net negative-by 22 points", notes the Post. But nearly a year after his surprise victory, even those modest expectations haven't been met as 65 percent say the president has accomplished "not much" or "little or nothing", according to the latest Washington Post/ABC News poll. The results have a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 points. A paltry 26 percent think Trump is doing a good job of improving health care. A majority of Americans-55 percent-also say Trump isn't keeping most of his campaign promises.

As part of the poll, American citizens were asked how satisfied they are with Trump's conduct and achievements. A still larger 95 percent of Clinton voters disapprove of him.

Some 61 percent of Americans say Democratic leaders - hopeful of making gains in 2018 midterm elections - are mainly criticizing Trump without having a platform of their own.

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A majority (51 percent) do not believe the President is cooperating with the Mueller investigation; 37 percent say he is.

A little less than half of respondents (49 percent) think Trump "committed a crime in connection with possible Russian attempts to influence the election", but only 19 percent of that group think there is "solid evidence" of such a crime; 30 percent say their belief is based on suspicion only; 44 percent think it is unlikely that the President committed a crime.

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