Poll: Americans think Trump is failing to 'drain the swamp'
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Two-thirds of Americans think President TrumpDonald John Trump20 weeks out from midterms, Dems and GOP brace for surprises Sessions responds to Nazi comparisons: 'They were keeping the Jews from leaving' Kim Jong Un to visit Beijing this week MORE has failed, so far, in his promise to "drain the swamp" in Washington, according to a Monmouth University poll out Wednesday.

Less than a quarter of respondents in the survey — 24 percent — said that the president has made progress toward the goal in his first four months in office, while 35 percent believe nothing has changed. Thirty-two percent said Trump has actually "made the swamp worse," according to the poll.

Trump vowed on the campaign trail to "drain the swamp" in D.C., but since taking office has brought into his administration several individuals with backgrounds in politics, lobbying and finance. 


The Trump administration has clashed with the Office of Government Ethics in recent days over the ethics watchdog's effort to gather names of former lobbyists granted waivers in order to work in Trump's White House.

The Monmouth University poll painted a largely dissatisfied view of Trump's presidency and Congress, with 61 percent of respondents saying that the country is heading in the wrong direction.

The poll also found that most Americans don't think the American Health Care Act, the GOP's plan to repeal and replace ObamaCare, will lower the cost of health insurance. Forty-four percent said they are anticipating an increase in cost under the law, while 36 percent said they believe it will stay about the same.

The poll of 1,002 adults in the U.S. was conducted between May 13 and 17. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percent.