Feb. 26 (UPI) — Forty-four percent of Americans approve of the job U.S. President Donald Trump is doing in office, an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll indicated.
Forty-eight percent said they disapproved of his performance as commander-in-chief. The business mogul and television personality, who ran as a Republican, won the electoral college, but lost the popular vote to Democrat Hillary Clinton. He took office on Jan. 20.
“The president’s personal favorability rating [43 percent positive and 47 percent negative] is stable compared to previous polls, and he holds net positive scores on decisiveness, his ability to ‘get things done,’ and his fitness to deal with the economy,” a press release explained. “Americans are split on the president’s executive order on immigration: 44 percent say the policy is necessary, and 45 percent disagree.”