Americans divided over Trump
WASHINGTON: American voters are almost evenly split over President Donald Trump’s job performance in his first three weeks in the White House, according to a poll.
When asked if the Trump administration is working on things that will help their family, 47% of voters say “yes”, while 48% say “no”, according to the Fox News Poll.
Most voters feel strongly one way or the other, as 35% “strongly” approve and 41% “strongly” disapprove.
The split is heavily based on partisan lines. As many as 87% of Republicans give the thumbs up to Trump’s performance, as do just 52% of independents and 10% among Democrats.
In February 2009, after Barack Obama’s first month in the White House, 60% of voters approved of his performance, including 90% of Democrats, 62% of independents, and 29% of Republicans.
As for Trump’s first 100 days in office, twice as many voters say it’s extremely or very important for him to work on cutting taxes (52%) and repealing Obamacare (49%) than building a border wall (26 percent), the poll shows.
The poll also finds 50% feel confident of Trump’s judgment in a crisis, up from 43 percent in October 2016.
The Fox News poll was based on landline and cellphone interviews with 1013 randomly chosen registered voters nationwide and was conducted from February 11 to February 13.
It has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus three percentage points for all registered voters. Xinhua