Percent of Trump Voters Stand by the President

Cheryl Sanders
May 9, 2017

Trump's presidency is set to hit the 100-day mark on Saturday.

Still, modern presidents have tried to move swiftly to capitalize upon the potent, and often fleeting, mix of political capital and public goodwill that usually accompanies their arrival in Washington.

Criticism of Trump's social media use and belief that the media are the enemy also fell along party lines, the poll found.

The president has had few wins, the biggest being the confirmation of Justice Neal Gorsuch. The president has flip-flopped on campaign positions ranging from trade with China to intervention in Syria.

Elon Poll Trump approval

Also about 40% said they give Trump an "F" on his first 100 days, and just a third said they support his handling of ISIS and Obamacare.

But North Carolinians are split on what to do about it. Forty-four percent say the president and Congress should continue their efforts to repeal and replace it; almost half say the federal government should move on to different issues.

As for accomplishments, Trump cited "tremendous success" on an undefined strategy for defeating the Islamic State group.

"Trump has ignored a lot of presidential traditions, you know, like releasing tax returns or working on the weekend or knowing about government".


According to the poll, released Sunday, 45 percent of respondents believe that Trump's presidency is off to a "poor start", while 19 percent believe it's been off to "only a fair start". However, his approval rating varies drastically by party: NBC reports that 82 percent of Republicans approve of Trump so far, compared with 7 percent of Democrats and 30 percent of independents.

Trump waffled on whether he should be held accountable for the 100-day plan he outlined with great fanfare in his campaign's closing days, suggesting his "Contract with the American Voter" wasn't really his idea to begin with.

An ABC-Washington Post poll found 96 percent of his November supporters would vote for him again today, and that 86 percent of Democrats disapprove of his performance.

Voters are giving Trump low marks for what he has done as well.


On Feb. 12, the Pew Research Center found that only 39 percent of national adults approved of Trump's job performance while 56 percent disapproved of him.

When it comes to the wall in Mexico, it still remains unclear how the project will be financed.


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