President Donald Trump got his first post-inaugural approval rating, and it was low – 45 percent approve and 45 percent disapprove.
It was expected. He won with only a plurality (46%) of the national vote, the country remains closely divided, and most importantly, the transition was controversial, and by early January was producing more negative ratings of approval and favorability than positive.
But Trump is taking action and Republicans in Congress are supportive. This poll shows 90 percent of Republicans approve his performance. Approval ratings will not become important unless either they begin to move down or up or until an election comes within sight or both.
But for now, President Trump operates with slightly more than two-fifths of the public supporting him. Can he get to 50 percent?
Read Politico: Poll: Trump’s opening weekend gets lowest approval of modern era