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Thursday, March 16, 2017

President Trump's job approval rating has dropped five points in Fox News surveys since last month. According to a poll released Wednesday, 43 percent of voters approve of the job the president is doing and 51 percent disapprove. In February, 48 percent approved and 47 percent disapproved of the president's performance. Only 35 percent approve of the president's handling of health care and just 33 percent approve of how he is dealing with U.S.-Russian affairs.

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Forty-seven percent of voters approve of Trump's handling of the economy and 45 percent approve of his handling of terrorism.

On immigration, 41 percent approve of how the president is dealing with the issue.

A majority of voters, 54 percent, disapprove of the president's revised travel ban, and just 34 percent think the order makes the country safer.

When asked about Trump's tweeting habits, just 16 percent of voters said they approved. Half of voters disapprove of the president's tweeting and 32 percent "wish he'd be more careful" with what he tweets.

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"Only 35 percent approve of the president's handling of healthcare and just 33 percent approve of how he is dealing with U.S.-Russian affairs."

So, only his most angry white nationalist base... and he's even losing some of them on health care, Russia, and hardly anyone thinks he should be allowed near his phone to tweet.

Like a 5 year old kid.

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2017-03-15 10:47 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

yeah the Cluckers and the Nazis still love trump

#2 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2017-03-15 10:56 PM | Reply

Even Trumpers should concede that the start of his presidency has been an epic fail on most fronts. This is supposed to be the honeymoon period when a new president gets a lot done over 100 days, too.

Trump has accomplished more for his golf game and Mar-a-Lago profits than he has for ordinary Americans.

#3 | Posted by rcade at 2017-03-16 10:27 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 7

and just 33 percent approve of how he is dealing with U.S.-Russian affairs."

#1 | POSTED BY CORKY AT 2017-03-15 10:47 PM | REPLY | NEWSWORTHY 1

LOL, maybe because he doesn't deal with Russia?

#4 | Posted by fishpaw at 2017-03-16 10:44 AM | Reply

It's really depressing to hear that many people think he's doing a good job. We're doomed.

#5 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2017-03-16 10:45 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

"...maybe because he doesn't deal with Russia?" - #4 | Posted by fishpaw at 2017-03-16 10:44 AM

LOL not withstanding, what's that supposed to mean?

#6 | Posted by Hans at 2017-03-16 10:55 AM | Reply

Even Trumpers should concede that the start of his presidency has been an epic fail on most fronts.

#3 | POSTED BY RCADE AT 2017-03-16 10:27 AM | FLAG:

Certainly you jest! Trumplesheepskin and Lauramohr think he's doing a bang up job.

#7 | Posted by Reagan58 at 2017-03-16 11:05 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

LOL, maybe because he doesn't deal with Russia?

#4 | Posted by fishpaw

Really? For some inexplicable reason he changed the republican platform to allow Putin to have Ukraine.

That was the only part of the platform he showed any interest in.

Then later lied about it.

You voted for a traitor.

#8 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-03-16 11:21 AM | Reply

You voted for a traitor.

#8 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY

If this makes Trump a traitor then Obama is a traitor for his Iran deal (he's not, but it's equivalent to this).

#9 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-03-16 11:24 AM | Reply

If this makes Trump a traitor then Obama is a traitor for his Iran deal (he's not, but it's equivalent to this).

It's not equivalent at all. Obama had zero financial entanglements to Iran. His advisers had no entanglements either. Iran didn't hack the emails of the RNC and run fake news sites to hurt Obama's opponent. Obama didn't hide his tax returns to keep scrutiny away from financial ties to Iran.

Trump and his campaign are rotten with Russian ties.

#11 | Posted by rcade at 2017-03-16 12:10 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

"If this makes Trump a traitor then Obama is a traitor for his Iran deal (he's not, but it's equivalent to this)."

The critics of the Iran deal including Trump and you are just repeating right wing talking points without understanding the difficulty of making such a deal nor what Iran actually even agreed to. I can hardly wait for loudmouth Trump to say "who knew making a nuclear deal with Iran would be so complicated."

#12 | Posted by danni at 2017-03-16 12:18 PM | Reply

Remember, this is a "FOX News" survey. You can take 10 points off this and probably be more realistic but who knows. Can you say "Biased" and "Trumped up".

#13 | Posted by mikeedge at 2017-03-16 12:21 PM | Reply

JeffJ's desperate attempts to equate Obama and Trump hilarious and sad at the same time.

#14 | Posted by mOntecOre at 2017-03-16 12:40 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Speaks said that Trump seeking to lift sanctions on Russia makes him a traitor (that's how I construed his comment).

Obama's Iran deal lifted sanctions on Iran. So, by Speaks' logic, that would make Obama a traitor (he's not).

#15 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-03-16 12:54 PM | Reply

"LOL, maybe because he doesn't deal with Russia?"

Trump deals with the Russians. Most of those deals have been failures. As long as there is money in it for him and his family he will keep trying.

"In 2008, Trump sold a mansion in Palm Beach, Florida, to Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev for $95 million. On the campaign trail, Trump at one point claimed it was his only dealing with Russia, but that's not accurate."

"Money from Russia was particularly important to Trump's business interests because his many bankruptcies had taken a toll on his creditworthiness. Bankers on Wall Street became unwilling to lend him money due to what they termed "the Donald risk."

www.vox.com

#16 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-03-16 01:10 PM | Reply

Speaks said that Trump seeking to lift sanctions on Russia makes him a traitor (that's how I construed his comment).

Obama's Iran deal lifted sanctions on Iran. So, by Speaks' logic, that would make Obama a traitor (he's not).

#15 | Posted by JeffJ

No I said trump doing favors for russia in exchange for favors from him makes him a traitor. And it does.

Now comes the part where you act blind the mounting evidence and pretend there's nothing to see here.

#17 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-03-16 01:10 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Is there any Negative Approval rating?... it should be that.

#18 | Posted by material07310 at 2017-03-16 02:23 PM | Reply

But Hannity on his radio show earlier this week had a big scoop that his bedmate, Trump, approval rating was way higher than what the fake news were reporting. Wait, Fox IS fake news, my bad.

#19 | Posted by CrisisStills at 2017-03-16 04:01 PM | Reply

"Speaks said that Trump seeking to lift sanctions on Russia makes him a traitor (that's how I construed his comment).
Obama's Iran deal lifted sanctions on Iran. So, by Speaks' logic, that would make Obama a traitor (he's not).
#15 | POSTED BY JEFFJ"

That's a false equivalency, Jeff. If you can't see that, I've overestimated you.

#20 | Posted by mOntecOre at 2017-03-16 04:13 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Trump has accomplished more for his golf game and Mar-a-Lago profits than he has for ordinary Americans.

#3 | POSTED BY RCADE AT 2017-03-16 10:27 AM | REPLY | FLAG

With a budget that ends Meals for Seniors, Housing assistance, Home energy assistance, aid for veterans while cutting taxes for the 1% it is almost like he was full of ---- with his "restoring power to the people" --------.

#21 | Posted by 726 at 2017-03-16 05:01 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

Whoa.

Hannity still has a radio show? Impressive. I guess.

#22 | Posted by TedBaxter at 2017-03-17 02:25 AM | Reply

That's a false equivalency, Jeff. If you can't see that, I've overestimated you.

#20 | Posted by mOntecOre

Yeah. It's gotten kind of sad to see how low he'll go to avoid criticizing Trump while lashing out at Obama.

#23 | Posted by jpw at 2017-03-17 03:07 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"It's gotten kind of sad to see how low he'll go to avoid criticizing Trump while lashing out at Obama." - #23 | Posted by jpw at 2017-03-17 03:07 PM

So many see just that, jpw.

I wonder why he chooses blindness?

#24 | Posted by Hans at 2017-03-17 03:13 PM | Reply

I still wonder what craziness, what unique trait(s), propelled the world's most well-known narcissist into the White House. Not his winning personality, nor his superior intellect, nor depth of understanding of the complex issues of governance. Was it his brashness and vulgarity? Was it his arrogance and default to insulting everyone in his way? Was it man-child personality? His orange-blond hair-dyed comb-over? His sprayed-on orange-toned tan?

Andrew Jackson had a narcissistic, pugilistic and cruel personality in many instances, but he had a brilliant grasp of the world and a sense of identity with the common man. Certainly both Jackson & Trump looked to the common citizen's vote to get them elected. But Jackson's 1st term was one largely devoted to things that the common citizen cared about. Looks like Trump's 1st 100 days will thread the needle where Jackson did not go: Trump isn't giving a damn about policy expertise nor democratic ideals that John Q. Adams represented. But Trump is fully in bed with the anti-democratic corporate elites and would-be oligarchs that Andrew Jackson despised. So we have a narcissist demagogue who used Jacksonian anti-intellectualism and populism to get elected, but who will create a playing field that elevates the richest and corporate elites and that pushes the common person down. Even Andrew Jackson would have shunned the dystopian economic Darwinism that Trump is setting us up for.

Political scientists please let us know. How did The least qualified President, and the least empathetic President win the votes of enough Republicans to win the nomination, and then of enough rural state voters to win the Electoral College vote?

#25 | Posted by Augustine at 2017-03-18 12:34 AM | Reply

Hey, he's bringing people together....in hating him.

#26 | Posted by e1g1 at 2017-03-18 08:32 AM | Reply

Trump set himself up to be the most unpopular president since Herbert Hoover. Could be Hillary suckered him into the oval office. Otherwise it would be her.

Political scientists please let us know. How did The least qualified President, and the least empathetic President win the votes of enough Republicans to win the nomination, and then of enough rural state voters to win the Electoral College vote?
#25 | Posted by Augustine

He's the last hope for serfs who've been taxed and regulated into poverty. Kind of like France before the revolution. They saw him as a man who can't be bought. But as we see now, his staff is populated by generals and Goldman Sachs bankers. He's just another puppet president like all the rest.

#27 | Posted by Ray at 2017-03-18 08:47 AM | Reply

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