November 7, 2017
A poll released this week by ABC News and the Washington Post finds that most American’s think that Donald Trump has achieved little in the first year after his upset win in the 2016 presidential election— yet most think the Democratic Party isn’t presenting any realistic alternatives.
According to a report on the Bloomberg website, the researchers found that Trump is carrying big deficits on a number of key issues and personal attributes. Some 55% of respondents say he’s not delivering on major campaign promises, up from 41 percent at his 100-day mark in April.
Views of Trump as a strong leader have dropped to 40% now from 53% at 100 days, the pollster say. And as Trump travels to Asia, fully two-thirds of those surveyed don’t trust him to act responsibly in handling the situation with a nuclear-armed North Korea. A small majority (53%) say America’s leadership in the world has gotten weaker under Trump.
After Trump’s first 100 days, 56% of voters said he’d accomplished anywhere from “not much” to “little or nothing” as president. The number of dissatisfied respondents now has risen to 65%. A similar number say Trump lacks the personality and temperament to serve effectively.
The survey was conducted Oct. 29-Nov. 1 by Langer Research Associates via landline and mobile phones, among a random sample of 1,005 adults. The results have a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 points.
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