Does Trump keep his promises? Poll finds big shift in opinion

Trevor Jackson
April 19, 2017

The poll, which was conducted on April 5-9, shows that only 45 per cent of Americans believe that Trump "keeps his promises". "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'".

Other recent polls have also found that Trump's reputation as a strong leader have taken something of a hit. The sharp decline, Gallup suggests, is due largely to Trump's apparent abandonment of his campaign promises including his pledge to repeal the the Affordable Care Act.

In February, 62 percent said they thought Mr. Trump keeps his promises, but now only 45 percent think he does, the poll found.

Now that President Trump has carried out a missile strike in Syria and served as Commander in Chief for the dropping of the largest non-nuclear bomb ever deployed, many who criticized him can only cheer him now. It also said that 30 percent "Strongly Approve" of the way Trump is performing and 39 percent "Strongly Disapprove" of the same.

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Trump's supporters have expressed their unhappiness that the president has not moved forward on immigration, healthcare or taxes. "Opponents say he has not protected middle- and working-class Americans".

Gallup noted that the biggest shifts in perception occurred among groups that are less supportive of Trump, including Democrats, liberals, young adults and women.

In the two months since the last poll, Trump has failed to deliver on - or seen a catastrophic failure in his effort to make good on - most of his central campaign promises. Among those who disapprove of Trump, 35% said in February that he keeps his promises; only 11% say so now. Still, Americans' views of presidents can fluctuate, and Trump already won the 2016 election when most Americans viewed him unfavorably.

As the Republican Party's presidential nominee, Trump had promised that he would declare the Asian country a "currency manipulator" on his first day in office.

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