Trump unloads after poor polls
President Donald Trump has lambasted opinion polls showing him with a low approval rating, calling the media outlets who are publishing them “fake.”
“New polls out today are very good considering that much of the media is FAKE and almost always negative. Would still beat Hillary in popular vote,” he tweeted, adding “ABC News/Washington Post Poll (wrong big on election) said almost all stand by their vote on me & 53% said strong leader.”
Trump said that he would win the popular vote over his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, if the election were to be held today. Clinton beat the mogul by some three million votes in the November election but lost the contest in the Electoral College.
The survey released on Sunday revealed that 53 per cent of Americans disapprove of Trump’s leadership during his first 100 days in office. Just 42 per cent of Americans approve of the way he is doing his job as president so far.
According to the survey, Trump’s approval rating of 42 per cent is the lowest during the first 100 days of a US presidency since that of Dwight D. Eisenhower back in 1953.
In addition, Trump’s disapproval rating of 53 per cent is 14 points higher than former President Bill Clinton’s highest disapproval rating in April 1993, which was the worst such figure until the current administration.
The president’s first 100 days in office will be marked on April 29, a period that is historically considered to be a barometer of a new administration’s ability to govern.