RCP Average Approval Rating Sitting at 42.6%
President Trump's run as the 45th President of the United States is barely two months old, though it seems as though a full term's worth of stories have taken place during that time.
This past week was a particularly disastrous one for the Trump Administration, as they had to deal with renewed accusations that his campaign colluded with Russian officials to smear Hillary Clinton prior to November's election and the embarrassing failure to pass a health care bill through the House.
President Trump, who had seen his approval ratings tick higher after a well-received speech to Congress earlier in the month, now has an approval rating that is sitting in the low 40s. RealClearPolitics, which tracks polling numbers from a collection of sources, has his average approval rating sitting at 42.6%.
Gallup.com, which has the freshest polling data currently available, has President Trump's approval rating sitting at just 40%, while his disapproval rating is at 54%.
Rasmussen Reports has President Trump at a 44% approval rating, while Fox News is at 43%.
President Trump promised that he would use his skills as a "deal maker" and "master negotiator" to push bills through Congress.
In the end, Trump couldn't find enough votes amongst Republicans to pass a health care bill through the House, which was embarrassing and presented the low point of Trump's time in office. Repealing Obamacare was one of the central planks of President Trump's campaign, and it now appears that he will either let "Obamacare explode" or perhaps attempt to negotiate a deal with moderate Democrats. Either way, the setback was an embarrassing one.
Tax reform and infrastructure spending are both big ticket items on President Trump's agenda, though after this week's fiasco, many are casting doubt that Trump will be able to push these through as well.
President Trump took a hit this past week, though so did Paul Ryan and the Republican Party in general.
It was generally assumed that the Republican party had a health care bill ready to go that would have support from the vast majority of the party. In the end, this didn't turn out to be the case, and the party was left with a significant amount of egg on their faces.
Source: President Trump Job Approval
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