The U.S. president’s performance as leader of the American people has received failing grades from the public, according to a Washington Post-ABC News survey.
Donald Trump has been in office almost one year, and his approval rating is “demonstrably lower than any previous chief executive at this point in his presidency over seven decades of polling” says a report on the poll in The Washington Post. Only 37 percent of Americans, or fewer than 4 in 10, approve of Trump’s job performance as the U.S. chief executive.
His disapproval rating has reached a stunning 59 percent, and half of that group strongly disapproves of the job he is doing.
At 100 days into the presidency, 42 percent of Americans said they thought Trump has accomplished a great deal, but now that number has slipped to 35 percent.
The newspaper report said a 65 percent of those surveyed say Trump has accomplished “not much” or “little or nothing.”
The survey also indicated 51 percent of Americans trust Trump not at all in his handling of the threat posed by North Korea.
The Post reports that half of all Americans think the president has a bias against black people and more than half, 55 percent, think he is biased against women.
However, of those who voted for Trump in the election, 91 percent continue to approve of his performance.
The poll was conducted between Oct. 29 and Nov. 1. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.