Most Americans no longer think Trump is keeping his promises, poll says

Posted April 19, 2017

The number of Americans who believe President Donald Trump keeps his promises has dropped from 62 percent to 45 percent in just two months, according to a survey released on Monday by Gallup Polls.

In the two months since, however, Trump appeared to walk away from repealing the Affordable Care Act after Republicans failed to agree on the healthcare replacement bill that Trump stood behind.

A small majority of Americans view Trump as a "strong and decisive leader", at 52 per cent, a seven-point drop from February's 59 per cent result.

A minority of Americans say that Trump "cares about the needs" of people like them and that he "can manage the government effectively". The latest figures include 32 percent who said they strongly approve of the way Trump is performing vs. 39 percent who strongly disapprove.

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They also expect President Donald Trump to deliver tax cuts and infrastructure spending that could help boost USA economic growth. Oil prices have surged almost 40 percent in the past year, partly because oil-producing countries agreed to curb production.

More U.S. citizens have lost faith in President Donald Trump's ability to keep his promises, a new survey finds. Only 30 percent disapproved of George W. Bush's performance, and a mere 19 percent disapproved of Ronald Reagan at this point in his second week in April. In February, almost two-thirds said they thought the president keeps his promises and now only 40 percent believe he does. At the start of April, Gallup had Trump's approval rating at 38 percent, among the lowest numbers of his young presidency.

The polling did, however, come amid Trump's decision to strike Syria militarily, which he authorized on April 6, shifting the stance he took in multiple tweets from 2013 and 2014 opposing such action in Syria.

Of course, the numbers for that characteristic could still shift for Trump as his presidency continues.

While Trump's approval rating ― never especially strong to begin with ― has not decreased very significantly in Gallup's tracking since February, positive views of his personal traits clearly have. And, as much as possible, we'll relate what else was going on at the time. Sleight of hand will get you only so far, and Democrats, Independents, even Republicans are feeling the disillusionment with the Trump swamp.