This poll, conducted after the first two days of the Trump Administration, finds overall public support for the new President less than overwhelming. His approval rating – admittedly based on only on his first two days in office – to be only 41%, with nearly as many expressing disapproval. This is much lower than approval ratings for Presidents in the first Gallup Poll measure taken in each of their terms. In addition, Mr. Trump’s disapproval rating is higher than that of any President going back to Dwight Eisenhower.
One in four Americans aren’t sure what they think about the President’s performance thus far. That’s especially true for independents, one in three of whom express no opinion yet. Partisans are more certain of their judgment.