Poll: Almost half say Trump off to poor start

Poll: Almost half say Trump off to poor start
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Almost half the respondents in a new poll say President Trump is off to a “poor start” in office.

Forty five percent of Americans in an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released early Sunday said the president’s first 100 days in office have been “poor.” Fourteen percent said he’s off to a “great start” while 21 percent said it has been “good” and 19 percent said it was “fair.”

NBC News noted that in April of 2009, 54 percent of Americans in a similar poll said former President Obama was off to either a “good” or “great” start.


Trump has a 40 percent job approval rating in the new poll, the lowest for the first 100 days of a presidency in the history of the NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. Fifty-four percent now disapprove of the president's performance. 

In February, Trump had a 44 percent job approval rating while 48 percent disapproved.

Trump is supported by 85 percent of his voters in the new poll and 69 percent of Republicans. He gets negative reviews from 93 percent of Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonImpeachment? Not so fast without missing element of criminal intent Former Bush assistant: Mueller report makes Obama look 'just plain bad' Seth Rich's brother calls for those pushing conspiracy to 'take responsibility' MORE voters and 82 percent of Democrats. 

The NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll of 900 adults, conducted between April 17 and 20, has a margin of error of 3.3 percentage points.