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Trump gets lowest approval rating at 100 days than any President since 1945

Trump gets lowest approval rating at 100 days than any President since 1945As Donald Trump approaches his 100th day in the White House, the Republican is suffering the lowest approval ratings of any President since 1945, The Independent said on Monday.

Compared with his Democrat and Republican predecessors since the Second World War, no President has dipped as low so early on in their first term as Trump, who has an approval rating of 42 percent.

When Barack Obama was approaching his first 100 days, he had 69 percent approval, exactly the same as the average approval rating for past Presidents at this stage in their first term.

Business tycoon Trump also has significant challenges ahead. While six in 10 people surveyed doubt his honesty and trustworthiness and see him out of touch with their problems, more than half of Americans (56 percent) believe he has not achieved a lot in his first 100 days.

The first 100 days is normally seen as a President’s honeymoon period. Although Trump’s low rating at 100 days is significant, it is not necessarily predictive of his ratings for the rest of his time in the office or whether he will win a second term.

The ABC News / Washington Post poll, conducted between 17 and 20 April among a random, national sample of 1,004 adults, found that 96 percent of Trump supporters who voted for him in November would do so again today.

The survey also found that if another election was held today, he could possibly win the popular vote among the same 2016 voters – whereas last November Clinton won the popular vote by more than three million – as fewer people said they would vote for Clinton a second time around.

Relief is found for the President in areas such as employment – his badgering of U.S. companies to stay in the country is supported by most groups – and foreign policy. Trump was supported by more than half of those surveyed when he launched 59 Tomahawk missiles at a Syrian airbase and almost half of those polled supported his stance against North Korea.

He also benefits from a strong decline in trust for the opposing party. The same survey found that 67 percent believe the Democrat Party is out of touch with the concerns of most Americans, a 19 percent fall in three years.

But some of his most unpopular decisions are clear.

Only 34 percent approve of his daughter, Ivanka Trump, and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, having senior roles within the administration.

A slightly higher number – 37 percent – approve of his changes to federal spending, which saw slashes at many departments including cutting all funding for the United Nations Population Fund, which supports women and children all over the world.

The survey, which has a margin of error of 3.5 points, comes after a Gallup poll found that Trump’s approval ratings dropped to an all-time low of 35 percent in late March.
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