Half of Americans have no confidence in Trump: poll

Alaturka Amerika ABD Haberleri

By Umar Farooq</p> <p>WASHINGTON (AA) – Forty-eight percent of Americans say that they have no confidence &quot;at all&quot; in U.S. President Donald Trump, according to a poll released Monday. </p> <p>The poll by ABS News and The Washington Post suggested 64 percent of Americans do not have trust in Trump to make the right decisions for the country.</p> <p>While the study found Trump was doing unfavorably amongst Americans, respondents showed they had little confidence in Democrats or Republicans in Congress.</p> <p>Thirty-four percent have either a &quot;great deal&quot; or &quot;good amount&quot; of confidence in the Democrats in Congress, and 30 percent said the same for Republicans.</p> <p>The poll also suggested 35 percent of Americans had some confidence in Trump, with 21 percent saying they had what was considered a &quot;great deal&quot; of confidence.</p> <p>Trump's personal image has taken a toll in the two years he has been in office as well. Thirty-two percent of Americans view him favorably as a person, while 59 percent unfavorably, according to the poll. That is just two points above former President Bill Clinton's record low favorability rating before he was impeached.</p> <p>The poll also noted Trump has been doing less than favorably when it comes to policy issues.</p> <p>When the ABC News-Washington Post poll was conducted in January 2017, half of respondents said they expected Trump to do a &quot;excellent/good job&quot; fixing the country's budget deficit, however, the number of respondents that say that in Monday's poll has fell to 33 percent.</p> <p>The poll was conducted between Jan. 21-24, in the midst of the longest partial government shutdown in U.S. history; 1,001 adults were polled with a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.