Poll: Nearly half of Americans believe Trump is moving too fast

Poll: Nearly half of Americans believe Trump is moving too fast
© Getty

Nearly half of Americans believe that President Trump is moving too fast since he assumed office in late January, according to a poll released Thursday.

The new Gallup survey finds that 47 percent of Americans think the speed of the president’s actions is too fast and 35 percent are satisfied by the pace. Another 10 percent believe it isn’t fast enough, and 7 percent report having no opinion.

Trump has signed more than a dozen executive actions since he took office on Jan. 20.

ADVERTISEMENT

The most controversial has been Trump’s executive order that temporarily bans citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries from coming to the U.S., freezes the refugee program and indefinitely halts all Syrian refugee resettlement.

The order's rollout created confusion as it was implemented over the weekend, with protests erupting at airports around the country. The administration has since said that green card holders or those with special immigrant visas are exempt from the travel ban.

The Gallup survey finds that 55 percent disapprove of the order and 42 percent approve of it.

The opinions of Trump’s speed come into contrast with that of former President Obama’s when he first entered office. A Gallup poll from 2009 found that 63 percent were happy with Obama’s pace and 22 percent believed it was too fast.

The poll was conducted Jan. 30–31 and surveyed 1,018 adults via phone. The margin of error was 4 percentage points.