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Poll: Trump's First Year in Office Ends With 39 Percent Approval

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By    |   Friday, 19 January 2018 07:43 AM

President Donald Trump is completing his first year in office with an approval rating of 39 percent, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

It is the lowest rating in the history of the poll for any president ending his first year. Fifty-seven percent of those surveyed disapprove of his performance – including 51 percent who say they strongly disapprove.

Here are the highlights from the poll released on Friday:

  • 78 percent of Republicans approve of Trump's job performance.
  • 33 percent of Independents give the president a thumbs-up.
  • 8 percent of Democrats approve of his job performance.

Approval ratings taken in February 2017, just after his inauguration, had found 44 percent approved of Trump's job performance, while 48 percent disapproved of him, according to the poll.

The poll also asked people to select from a list what made them feel positive about Trump. And here's those results:

  • 20 percent picked "the strong economy."
  • 13 percent chose "putting America first."
  • 10 percent cited tax reform.
  • 10 percent named military success against the Islamic State.
  • 37 percent said none of the potential responses made them feel positive about Trump.

The poll also found that when asked to pick a word to describe how they felt about the president's first year in office, 38 percent of those surveyed selected a negative description and 23 percent chose a positive word.

"At the time of his inauguration, 'hopeful' was the most used word about the 2016 results," said Democratic pollster Peter Hart, who conducted this survey with Republican pollster Bill McInturff. "But at the end of his first year, 'disgust' was the word most cited about him."

The poll, conducted Jan. 13-17, surveyed 900 adults. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.27 percentage points.

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