Trump finds no joy in polling numbers

As the Trump administration approaches it’s 100-day mark, a new poll by Fox News suggests he’s not doing so well, no matter how the right-wing network tries to spin it.

They find that 43 percent approve of the job he’s doing  which is down by three points from his approval rating when he took office. Barack Obama stood at 62 percent approval and George W. Bush’s 63 percent at about this time in their presidencies.

Though Trump voters have consistenly said they are looking for change, only 43 percent think the president is currently bringing real change to Washington. Fifty percent say he’s he’s doing no such thing.

Other numbers that bear watching are that voters say the United States is less respected now than it was a year ago by margin of 52 percent to 29 percent, which is no doubt part of the reason 51 percent of respondents say they are discouraged about the next four years versus 45 percent who say they are encouraged.

Perhaps the real clincher is that only 36 percent say they would vote to reelect Trump compared to 55 percent who would vote for someone else. At the beginning of Obama’s presidency 52 percent said they would vote to reelect him compared to just 31 who said they would vote for someone else.

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