Published: Tue, April 18, 2017
USA | By Yvette Dunn

Devastating new poll: Majority of Americans now say Trump can't keep promises

Devastating new poll: Majority of Americans now say Trump can't keep promises

Pollsters noted his drop in trust was spread across such demographics as men, women, millennials and baby boomers.

While 39 percent is still abysmally low, President Trump will no doubt see the correlation and do what he can to keep that number climbing.

The president's latest approval rating was around 40 percent from April 5-9 compared with 42 percent two months ago. The public is also less likely to see him as a "strong and decisive leader", as someone who "can bring about the changes this country needs" or as "honest and trustworthy".

The survey also found decreasing beliefs among those polled that the president cares about average people and can manage the government effectively.

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Since February, perceptions of Trump's other attributes have also become more negative. Also last Wednesday, during a news conference with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, he said the trans-Atlantic alliance was "no longer obsolete, " reversing a stance from the campaign and even after the election.

The right-leaning Rasmussen Poll has better numbers for Trump, reporting a 50 percent approval rating. Even Rasmussen had his support at 55 percent at about this time in 2009. It followed other polls that have shown a similar trend. That compares with 62 percent from February 1-5 among a random sample of 1,019 adults, age 18 and older, living in all 50 US states and the District of Columbia. Most, 52 percent, said he is a strong and decisive leader. The loss in confidence was particularly pronounced among voters ages 18 to 34 (22 percentage points), but the highest among women, with 25 percent fewer female voters saying they don't believe the president upholds his promises.

As Gallup pointed out, these numbers are part of a deeper systemic problem in Trump's presidential image.

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