At this point in 2009, President Obama's approval rating stood at 69 percent, with 26 percent disapproving of his job. An NBC/Wall Street Journal poll had 40% of respondents saying they approved of Trump and 54% saying they disapproved.
Former Clinton administration communications director George Stephanopoulos shared his surprise Monday morning, that his network ABC, conducted a poll that showed if the presidential election were held again today Trump would still defeat Hillary - this time with the popular vote. And Trump's low numbers offer no consolation for the Democratic Party.
President Trump is reportedly planning to sign a series of executive orders (EO) this week before his 100th day in office, including one on energy and another on the environment, which collectively could help facilitate onshore and offshore oil and gas drilling.
Trump, who campaigned on a promise of instant disruption, indirectly acknowledged that change doesn't come quickly to Washington. Forty-five percent of Americans flat out say that Trump's presidency is off to a poor start while 19 percent say it's been "only a fair start".
"It's a different kind of a Presidency", President Trump said in an Oval Office interview with the AP, an hour long conversation as he approached Saturday's Key 100-Day Presidential benchmark.
President Donald Trump is getting ready to mark his 100 days in office as the least popular commander in chief of the modern era at this point in their presidency. The survey found 94 percent of people who voted for him approve of his job as do 84 percent of Republicans. In addition, 96% of Republicans who voted for Trump said they would do it again, so there was no buyer's remorse, as the poll put it. In the actual election Clinton failed to achieve an an electoral victory but outpaced Trump by nearly 2.9 million votes, with 65,853,516 (48.18%) to his 62,984,825 (46.09%) according to the Federal Election Commission.
President Donald Trump's tax reform proposal, to be released Wednesday, will include new tax rates, but those will mostly be generalities for Congress to consider, the White House budget director said Sunday.
But the poll had some "brighter" spots for the president, finding that 73% approved of his pressuring companies to stay in the USA, and the 53% who said he was a strong leader.