Published: Wed, April 19, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Polls find Trump losing steam on promises, working with Congress

Polls find Trump losing steam on promises, working with Congress

In February, Gallup's polling suggested 65 percent of Americans believed that Trump has kept his promises, but that has eroded to just 45 percent in April.

According to the latest data, only 41 percent approve of the job President Trump is doing, with 53 percent disapproving.

Further, a Pew Research Center poll also released Monday finds fewer now feel confident that Trump will work effectively with Congress - from 60% expressing at least some confidence in that about a month after his election down to 46% now.

Not surprisingly, the poll also showed a massive drop in Trump's trustworthiness among Democrats and those who didn't support his presidency in the first place. He even dropped 9 percent among conservatives. But Rasmussen Reports-which has, in the past, been criticized for results skewing toward Republicans as compared to similar polls-found on Monday that Trump's approval rating had jumped up to 50 percent.

President Donald Trump's setbacks on campaign promises like repealing the Affordable Care Act and his shifting positions on other stances look like they're catching up with him - bigly.

Check back for more as Trump continues to tweet.

The results represent a significant turnaround from February, when 62% said they saw Trump as someone who keeps his promises. After saying he'd move on to tax reform after the GOP's stinging defeat on its health-care bill, Trump said in a Fox Business Network interview on 11 April that he would "do health care first". Being a strong and decisive leader is the only characteristic that a majority still say applies to Trump.

Two weeks ago President Trump ordered a cruise missile strike against a Syrian air force base that had been used to store chemical weapons used in an attack that killed nearly 100 civilians.

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