Does President Trump keep his promises? Poll says no

Aaron Brown
April 19, 2017

Can bring about changes this country needs - 46 percent in April vs. 53 percent in February. Pollsters noted his drop in trust was spread across such demographics as men, women, millennials and baby boomers. "While still more than half, that number is also down from February, when 59 percent viewed Trump as a ‶strong and decisive leader", a downward slide of 7 percent.

A new poll shows President Donald Trump's approval rating reaching 50 percent, its highest-level since mid-March.

Only 36 per cent of respondents believe the president is honest and trustworthy, down from 42 per cent in February.

White House spokesman Sean Spicer questioned the findings.

Only 40 percent of women think Trump keeps promises, down from 65 percent in February. The same day, Trump said he would not label China a currency manipulator, reversing an economic promise from his campaign. The poll was also conducted amid the backdrop of the president receiving somewhat positive reviews for his strike on Syria earlier this month. Even among Republicans, the numbers fell, from 92 per cent to 81 per cent.

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These are not the numbers Trump wishes to see as he tries to sell his first 100 days as a success and push for momentum to see the scandals recede and his policy plans push forward. [Image by Olivier Douliery/Getty Images]. The percentage who think he is a "strong and decisive leader" also took a big hit, falling from 59 percent to 52 percent.

Unfortunately, both conservatives and liberals in the media are helping to construct this narrative surrounding Trump, with some of the same people who were calling him a "bullshit artist" just weeks ago now remarking on how presidential he seems.

That's down from 62 percent who believed he would when polled from February 1-5, two weeks after Trump's inauguration.

Sixty-three percent say upper-income people are paying too little, while 24 percent say they are paying their fair share and 10 percent who believe they are paying too much.

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