Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Trump polls: One from column A and one from column B

Top 2 items on today's "Trump polls" Google alert.

I will concede we're not exactly comparing apples to apples here.

Columna A.  Poll: Trump is delivering on his campaign promises.  (Politico, 2/28/2017)
Voters seem to agree, regardless of how they feel about Trump's priorities. A new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll shows that 56 percent of 2,000 registered voters polled Feb. 24 through Feb. 26 say that Trump is staying true to his 2016 campaign message, and 66 percent say Trump has accomplished what was expected of him — or more. Overall, half of voters approve of the job Trump is doing as president, while 45 percent disapprove.  [Compared to the current Real Clear Politics average of  43.6% approval and 50.3% disapproval.]
What this POLITICO/Morning Consult tells us is that Trump's biggest fan base is older, conservative, GOP white men with Tea Party sympathies.  [highlights added]

And I imagine that question #21 wasn't asked in these exact words:

Thinking about his time in office, in general, do you [believe/agree?] Donald Trump has been keeping the promises he made during the 2016 campaign, or not?

I wonder how many poll respondents are happy that Trump is keeping his campaign promises.  Question not asked.

Column B.  Most voters don't trust Trump.  (The Hill, 2/28/2017)
Twenty-one percent of registered voters polled said they did not trust Trump and his team very much, and another 38 percent said they did not trust him at all, according to a McClatchy-Marist survey released Tuesday. Seventeen percent said they trust Trump a great deal to "deliver accurate and factual information to the public," while 22 percent said they trust him a good amount.

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