Poll: 40 percent approve of Trump's job performance

Poll: 40 percent approve of Trump's job performance

Just 40 percent of Americans in a new poll approve of the job President Trump is doing.

A Bloomberg national poll found that a majority of Americans, 56 percent, disapprove of Trump's job performance.

Forty-seven percent of Americans approve of Trump's efforts on creating jobs, compared with 40 percent who disapprove.

On the economy, 46 percent approve of the job Trump is doing, while 44 percent disapprove.

A majority of Americans, 64 percent, disapprove of the work Trump is doing on healthcare, compared with 28 percent who approve.

A majority of Americans also said Trump's statements and actions since the election have made them more pessimistic.

And 61 percent of Americans say the country is headed in the wrong direction — a 12-point jump from last December.

Still, the poll found 58 percent of Americans think they're getting closer to their hopes for their careers and finances.

A majority of Americans also said the stock market will be higher by the end of the year.

The poll was conducted from July 8 to 12 among 1,001 adults. The margin of error is 3.1 percentage points.

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